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The Best Gold’s BBQ Sauce and Giveaway


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About 6 years ago, the summer before the release of my first book, I drove to the Gold’s factory and warehouse out on Long Island for the first of many visits.  I was going to meet Steven Gold, a kind man fiercely dedicated to his craft, to discuss a series of cooking videos I was commissioned to do for the OU featuring his products.

About 9 years ago I was the Bride Who Knew Nothing, a newlywed without a clue in the kitchen. Yeah, yeah I know you read that book and know that story but keep reading, this is a new one. Even way back then, when it came to entertaining there was one rule that I lived by and still live by to this day: the 3 Ps.


In the Kitchen with Traditional Jewish Cooking


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Cook and food writer, Ruth Joseph, and former food editor of the Jewish Chronicle, Simon Round came together to bring us a compendium of Jewish recipes in the new cookbook, Traditional Jewish Cooking.  This book takes you on a culinary journey, from the warm climates of Africa and the Middle East to the cooler temperatures of Europe and North America.  This book covers all the bases with Ashkenazi and Sephardi classics you will definitely want to add to your repertoire.  Don’t miss the savory vegetable noodle kugel, just in time for Shavuot.

What motivated you to write this book?


Gourmet Gifts and Gadgets – Giveaway


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1 Zyliss Tomato Stem Remover sized to nest comfortably in the palm of your hand, this tool’s serrated edge gives clean entry into tough skinned tomatoes to easily remove the stem with less mess and minimal effort. Available at Bed, Bath & Beyond.
2 This Amco Corn Desilker takes the aggravation out of de-silking corn. It works for all sizes of corn on the cob, and the flexible bristles remove the silk without damaging the kernels. Available at Bed, Bath & Beyond.
3 French Bull’s debut in January of 2002 marked the return of melamine but with a modern spin. This 13.5” x 8” rectangular platter is one of our favorites from French Bull’s large creative collection.  Available at and  WIN (see below for entry details)
4 Norpro Mini Cheesecake pan has 12 individual nonstick cups with removable bottoms, ensuring easy food release. In addition to cheesecakes, use it for muffins, quiches, or mini tarts.  Available at WIN (See below for entry details).
5 Mircroplane Zester Originally a woodworking tool, the Microplane works wonders on zesting citrus fruits, grating cheese to fluffy perfection and grating nuts, cinnamon and nutmeg. Available at most kitchen stores.
6 Squish 2-Quart Collapsible Colander is easy to open and close, and features a self-standing base and a generous handle and rim.  Available at Bed, Bath & Beyond.
7 Casabella Be Gourmet Cutting Boards are graphic and color-coded to prevent cross contamination. These versatile cutting boards feature a functional, modernized hourglass shape and flexible material to make transferring chopped food easier.  It also has a non-skid back for stability.  Available at Bed, Bath & Beyond.
8 KitchenAid Pasta Roller Attachment roll homemade pasta dough into thick or thin sheets to create exquisite lasagna noodles or hand cut into fettuccini. Adjustment knob lets you change distance between rollers to knead and roll pasta to desired thickness.  Roller creates 6” wide sheets.
9 villaware v150 Imperia Pasta Machine is one of the highest-quality pasta machines produced for home use today. It features a 6” roller, removable double cutter for 1/16” spaghetti and 1/4” fettuccine noodles, and an easy-lock dough roller adjustment. Includes a detailed recipe book and directions. Available at

Thank you to Breezy’s for sponsoring our favorites, check out her Long Island store for all your kitchen and dining needs.

*******Giveaway*** Enter to win one of two prizes, the French Bull 13.5″ x 8″ rectangular platter or the Norpro Mini Cheesecake Pan, there are many ways to enter, see rafflecopter form below. a Rafflecopter giveaway


In The Kitchen with Raw & Simple


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Judita Wignall’s latest cookbook is Raw & Simple.  With a goal of providing easy and tasty recipes that feed the body and spirit without hours of prep, Raw & Simple is a wonderful introduction to the world of raw vegan food.  Rarely does a cookbook come out that really changes the way I think or the way I cook.  Sure, I might learn some new recipes and be introduced to new flavors, but Raw & Simple is a whole new way of cooking or really not cooking and it is better and easier than I thought.


Hazelnut Chocolate Chia Pudding (Breakfast or Dessert)


Making Horseradish – A Visit to Gold’s...


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The food world is finally catching on to what Steve Gold has been saying for years. Horseradish is a superfood. In addition to its incredible earthy and sweet flavor, horseradish is full of health benefits ranging from cancer prevention (horseradish has ten times more cancer-fighting compounds than broccoli!), to respiratory and headache relief. Horseradish has been used for medicinal purposes for years, yet the research on horseradish has become more established and well-known in recent years, while the Gold family has been touting the benefits of horseradish since 1932. Horseradish is creeping up in produce sections throughout the USA, as the demand for horseradish is increasing and will continue to increase in the coming years.



Kosher Beef Ribs Recipes and Giveaway


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“I want my baby back…”

Now that I’ve got you humming or singing the ubiquitous television jingle for the popular non-kosher restaurant chain, I’m going to share with you my recent encounter with three kinds of ribs we can all enjoy. Now we can all be singing the same tune!


KitchenAid Hand Blender Review


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As we approach the Passover holiday and plan our seder menu, it’s a good idea to take an inventory of your kitchen equipment.  Do you have everything you need for Passover?  If you don’t have a hand blender, you’re probably working too hard.  I recently tested the KitchenAid 5-Speed Hand Blender and this dynamo is like having my very own sous chef in a box.

The powerful 5-speed motor and 8 inch removable blending arm provide exceptional control to mix all your ingredients with ease.  You can blend, puree, chop, shred, mince, froth/mix, and whisk/emulsify and aerate.  From breakfast smoothies, chopped nuts for charoset, dicing bitter herbs for maror, shredding vegetables for salad and stir fry, or whisking egg whites for meringues or macaroons  – you can do everything you used to do by hand in a fraction of the time with the KitchenAid blender.  So instead of buying a food processor, a blender and a mixer you can do it all with just this hand blender.


RSVP for the #matzahfatigue Twitter Party and Win


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You’re invited to join our Passover Twitter chat!
Hosted by @JoyofKosher and sponsored by Temp Tee Whipped Cream Cheese

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Passover Holiday Memories *Giveaway*


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Memories can be quite powerful, food memories all the more so. When I use a spice my grandfather often used, or smell a cake like one my grandmother used to bake, I’m there in an instant, right in their kitchen. When Pesach comes, I close my eyes and I can see my grandfather eating matzah with a schmear of whipped cream cheese, a hot mug of sweet creamy coffee beside him.

That is Passover to me:  exactly that vision, that aroma, that taste.


Win Some Of Our Favorite Things


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This month’s favorite gifts and gadgets are here.  As featured in Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller magazine and selected for us by Faigie Sprecher, our favorite gadget girl and owner of Kitchen Clique, a kitchen store in Brooklyn.  See below for items you can win.

The Chef’n Potato Scrub Brush was made for removing dirt while leaving nutritious skins intact. Use the durable bristles on the potato scrub brush to clean all root vegetables such as parsnips, celery root or horseradish. $7.99 Buy Now.


Win 6 Bottles of RawFoodz Salad Dressings


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Enter now to win 6 Bottles of RawFoodz Salad Dressings. RawFoodz is a Canadian based company producing Organic, raw, gluten-free and nut free salad dressings that are also kosher certified by COR.  RawFoodz uses a supreme blend of organic whole foods and super foods that carry immune-boosting properties, a broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals, high fiber content, essential fatty acids, protein and antioxidants.   Whether you use their dressings on a salad or as a dip or spread you can be sure you are adding a tremendous health boost to your diet.  Their flavor offerings run the gamut so you will definitely find one that you are looking for.

I had the pleasure of tasting a few of the dressings and they really added depth to my boring salad.  I also enjoyed them as a dip for veggies.  I love that these dressings offer so many added health benefits and since they are vegan can be used at any kosher meal.  For more info on RawFoodz and their product line go their website,  And if you live in New York you can find them at the Kosher Marketplace.  They are working on wider distribution in the US, but for now you can order them from


Win a Selection of Cookies from Wholly Wholesome


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Wholly Wholesome is a baked goods line that provides all natural and organic ingredient based products that taste homemade.   These baked goods do not contain artificial flavors, colors or persvatives or additives.  No hydrogenated fats or trans fats.  No bleached or bromated flours or conventionally refined sugars.  They are really what you would make in your kitchen.

Wholly Wholesome offers pie shells, pie crusts, pies, cakes, cookies and a gluten free pie crust, and can be found at Whole Foods, and other health food stores nationwide.  They are a great way to start your purim baking, maybe you are considering sending out pies this year or giving out prebaked cookies, Wholly Wholesome gives you a hand and keeps it natural.


Cookbook Spotlight – Kosher by Design Cooking...


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The new Susie Fishbein cookbook, the eighth in her Kosher by Design series, is more than just a cookbook filled with recipes and stories. It is more like a lesson book you might use in cooking school. This time around Susie wants you to learn to take off the training wheels. Of course there is always a need for amazing tried and true recipes, but it is time to free yourself form their constraints and learn how to cook with what you have in your pantry.


Turkey Sheppard Pie


Kosher Cupcake Bake Off **Win Tickets**


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We are so excited for the upcoming Kosher Cupcake Bake Off to be held in NY next week.  Jamie Geller will be the host of the event and our executive editor, Tamar Genger will be participating as one of the judges.  We will all get together to have fun, eat and raise money for Hurricane Sandy Relief with Achiezer.  Stay tuned for the winning recipe to be featured here on  We hope you will join us, see below for more info.


Our Favorite Things – Gifts and Gadgets and...


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Here are some of our favorite things, featured in Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller magazine.  Brought to us from Faigie Sprecher, our favorite gadget girl and owner of Kitchen Clique, a kitchen store in Brooklyn.  See below for items you can win.