Cooking with Balaboosta


I’ve been looking forward to the Balaboosta cookbook by Einat Admony all year. Balaboosta (for those who might not know) is a yiddish term for the perfect housewife, homemaker, mother, cook and hostess. Einat is a true Balaboosta!  In addition to her busy work life running her three New York acclaimed restaurants, she also cooks for her husband, children and friends.

Einat’s cookbook is a  mashup of cultures (Israeli, Persian, Egyptian). She offers the reader a variety of recipes from kid-friendly weeknight dinners to ideas for large gatherings and cozy intimate dinners for two.  With 140 recipes in the book it will definitely take me a while to work my way through.


I started with what looked like the easiest to make first – the root vegetable chips, hummus, kebabs and the Kit Kat bars.  They all received rave reviews from my family and I look forward to trying more recipes from this terrific cookbook.


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