(Totally bowled over by the cote de beouf at Moise in Jerusalem)
This blog is inspired by my love of food and drink. When I started keeping kosher about 8 years ago, I had already been lucky enough to travel quite a bit. I dined (and a bit of wined, even though I wasn’t quite the right age – shhh) in mainstays of the New York restaurant scene and in Alsatian hole-in-the-walls. I tasted pate in France and biltong in South Africa.
At the time, deciding to keep kosher seemed like the end of an era. I was happy with the decision I had made, but I thought it meant I would be limiting myself considerably in terms of culinary adventures. Now though, I realize it was just the start of an entirely new journey. By working within the limits of kashrut, I’ve become a more adventurous eater and a more talented cook. I love the thrill of finding a great new kosher product or adapting a dish creatively to fit within a kosher structure. When I travel now, I may not seek out Michelin-starred restaurants, but finding the local kosher joint always means I will come out with a good story.
Here on this blog, I’ll share recipes, cooking tips, food adventures and misadventures, great kosher products, and restaurant reviews. I hope you’ll enjoy it. Please be in touch with any thoughts, and b’teavon!