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Little Book of Jewish Appetizers

Just in time for Rosh Hashanah, Leah Koenig’s Little Book of Jewish Appetizers is the perfect book to give or get this holiday season. With everything from nibbles and salads to dips and meatballs—and filled with more than 25 inspired modern starters that draw from global Jewish influences—this is a gem of a book. Leah’s…

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Lee Coren’s Stylish and Sustainable Bags

 Lee Coren believes all fashion can and should be cruelty-free for both animals and humans. Her modern line of contemporary (and gorgeous) handbags, backpacks, and accessories is 100% vegan and ethically handmade from sustainable materials sourced from local independent vendors. Lee and I spoke several weeks ago.  Where are you from and what inspired you to start your…

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The Joys of Jewish Preserving

Inspired by the bounty at her local farmers market and a desire to eat more locally and seasonally, Emily Paster began preserving and pickling ten years ago. In her fabulous new cookbook, The Joys of Jewish Preserving: Modern Recipes with Traditional Roots, for Jams, Pickles, Fruit Butters, and More—for Holidays and Every Day, Emily combines…

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Shell Rummel

Designer Shell (Michelle) Rummel is drawn to the mysterious colors of the ever-changing sea, the graceful majesty of trees and the organic lines and patterns in a Gustav Klimt or Egon Schiele painting. She is inspired by the natural world around her. Shell is a successful and established presence in the fine art, wedding and…

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Fress: Bold Flavors from a Jewish Kitchen

Emma Spitzer’s kind of cooking is my kind of cooking—unfussy and uncomplicated, from the humblest of ingredients and without spending hours in the kitchen. Spitzer, a finalist on Britain’s Master Chef, has published her first cookbook, Fress: Bold Flavors from a Jewish Kitchen, and it’s fabulous. Her melting pot of inspiration embraces Poland and Russia;…

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