I'm really glad to be joining you here on the Joy of Kosher and I just wanted to introduce myself formally — as I sit at home in my PJs — before we embark on our culinary journey together, otherwise... you know...it could be awkward.
My name is Aviva and I'm essentially just like Curious George — except that I usually don't have a yellow-hatted chauffeur following me around, I’m not a monkey and I CAN COOK. But I’m super inquisitive about the world, impulsive and have a knack for getting myself into random shenanigans.
It definitely keeps those around me on their toes.
A little about me:
I am a "trained" artist and a chef. I have intense wanderlust, which makes me M.I.A a lot, but I always come back, like Mary Poppins. I never know where the next strong wind is going to blow me, sometimes for months at a time. Also, I hate to measure.
I am the author of No Potato Passover, an extremely famous cookbook, if I do say so myself. It won an award in Paris and they gave me a key to the city and now I get to stay at the Eiffel Tower whenever I'm visiting!
I am currently working on a new book, Gluten Free Around the World (coming this summer!). This book, like my last one, will have gratuitous travel photography, but, it will also be a travel journal so you can hear my opinions about ‘ohh the places I've been.’
Aside from the fact that I adore a challenge (I am the one who managed to go through Passover without potatoes, after all), my goal with my new book is to make gluten-free cooking easy, delicious, and most of all, inclusive. I want to focus on the things people CAN eat, and create family style meals where all can partake and no one is sitting at the end of the table feeling they’re missing out on all the good stuff.
So get ready for exotic places and lots of recipes that are delicious, accessible, gluten free and kosher! You're welcome!
Oh, and just in case you can’t get enough of me here, you can follow me and my wackiness on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. I constantly post recipes and photos from my travels.
Don't miss this amazing recipe for Coconut Chicken with Plum Dipping Sauce.