Food

Virtual Cooking Events Showcase North African Flavours, Russian Foods

Nov. 27, 2020 By BARBARA SILVERSTEIN Shabbat Shalom and welcome to “Kitchen Talk,” the weekly food blog of the CJR. When COVID struck, Carolyn Tanner Cohen, founder of the Delicious Dish Cooking School, had to reinvent her business. She had been running her popular cooking school from her home. She was able to build an … Continue reading “Virtual Cooking Events Showcase North African Flavours, Russian Foods”

Traditional Israeli Dishes Bring a Taste of Jerusalem to Toronto

Nov. 20, 2020 By BARBARA SILVERSTEIN Shabbat Shalom and welcome to “Kitchen Talk,” the weekly food blog of the CJR. When life hands you lemons you make lemonade or, in the case of Galya Sarner, you make a tangy labaneh with lemon. After COVID struck, Sarner was laid off from her job working with Toronto’s … Continue reading “Traditional Israeli Dishes Bring a Taste of Jerusalem to Toronto”

Ottolenghi’s New Recipes Are Packed With ‘Flavor’

Nov. 13, 2020 By BARBARA SILVERSTEIN Shabbat Shalom and welcome to “Kitchen Talk,” the weekly food blog of The CJR. One of the world’s most celebrated chefs has a new cookbook. Israeli restaurateur and author Yotam Ottolenghi’s latest book, Flavor, is quite the culinary sensation. He teamed up with Ixta Belfrage, the co-author of Flavor, … Continue reading “Ottolenghi’s New Recipes Are Packed With ‘Flavor’”

Holocaust Survivor’s Slovak Cuisine Delighted Her Family

Nov. 6, 2020 By BARBARA SILVERSTEIN  Shabbat Shalom, and welcome to “Kitchen Talk,” the weekly food blog of The CJR. Nov. 2–9 is Holocaust Education Week (HEW), an annual series of programs run by the Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre. The recipes this week come from the late Katarina Jolan Siroky, a survivor … Continue reading “Holocaust Survivor’s Slovak Cuisine Delighted Her Family”

Virtual Cooking Eases Cabin Fever

Oct. 30, 2020  By BARBARA SILVERSTEIN Shabbat Shalom and welcome to “Kitchen Talk,” the weekly food blog of the CJR. The weather is getting colder and COVID rates across the country are on the rise. We’ll soon be spending much more time indoors. However, it’s not all gloom and doom. It’ll be Zoom and more … Continue reading “Virtual Cooking Eases Cabin Fever”

Posthumous Honour for Cooking Maven Norene Gilletz

By BARBARA SILVERSTEIN Last weekend, friends and admirers of the late food maven Norene Gilletz received very exciting news on Facebook: Canada’s “Queen of Kosher Cuisine,” was posthumously inducted into the Taste Canada Hall Of Fame. Taste Canada is an umbrella organization that connects food and beverage writers, publishers, chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, industry, culinary colleges, … Continue reading “Posthumous Honour for Cooking Maven Norene Gilletz”

Food Brings Comfort in Times of Loss and Uncertainty

Oct. 23, 2020 By BARBARA SILVERSTEIN Shabbat Shalom and welcome to “Kitchen Talk,” the weekly food blog of the CJR. Last week, I attended an international culinary event about comfort foods in the comfort of my own kitchen. The event was hosted by American Friends of the Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF). Founded 25 … Continue reading “Food Brings Comfort in Times of Loss and Uncertainty”

Colder Weather Calls for Warming Soups

Oct. 17, 2020  By BARBARA SILVERSTEIN Shabbat Shalom and welcome to “Kitchen Talk,” the weekly food blog of the CJR. The High Holidays are over, the weather is changing, and COVID case numbers in Toronto are on the rise, so I’m bracing for a long and not very social winter. We had what was probably … Continue reading “Colder Weather Calls for Warming Soups”

Apple Cake and Pumpkin Challah Are Festive Fall Holiday Dishes

Oct. 9, 2020  By BARBARA SILVERSTEIN  Shabbat Shalom, Chag Samayach, and Happy Thanksgiving. Welcome to “Kitchen Talk,” the weekly food blog of the CJR. This weekend we celebrate Sukkot, Simchat Torah as well as Thanksgiving. I always associate apples with Simchat Torah. The holiday evokes childhood memories of me marching in the synagogue social hall … Continue reading “Apple Cake and Pumpkin Challah Are Festive Fall Holiday Dishes”

The Fall Harvest Offers Plenty of Delicious Options For Sukkot

Oct. 2, 2020 – By BARBARA SILVERSTEIN Shabbat Shalom and chag samayach. Welcome to “Kitchen Talk,” the weekly food blog of the CJR. Tonight is Erev Sukkot; the week-long holiday, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, commemorates the years the Jewish people spent in the desert after the exodus from Egypt and celebrates God’s … Continue reading “The Fall Harvest Offers Plenty of Delicious Options For Sukkot”

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