Articles by: Lynn Kirsche Shapiro

Best Historical Recipes Book

Best Historical Recipes Book

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Posted: March 24, 2015

In a recent blog, I shared with you the news that Food Family and Tradition: Hungarian Kosher Family Recipes and Remembrances had won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best Historical Recipes in the USA. I […]

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Prairie Path Books – Wednesday, March 18,2015

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Posted: March 17, 2015

If you are looking for an interesting new bookstore, AND you want to share tastings and memories from my book, Food Family and Tradition: Hungarian Kosher Family Recipes and Remembrances, join me at Prairie Path Books in […]

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Bloomingdales on March 19, 2015

Bloomingdales on March 19, 2015

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Posted: March 17, 2015

Share the dishes and tradition of Passover! Meet me on Thursday, March 19, 2015 on the 3rd floor of Bloomingdales in Skokie, Illinois in the demo kitchen between 1- 3 pm. We will be sharing […]

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Food, Family and Tradition Wins: Best Historical Recipes Book in USA Gourmand World Cookbook Award

Food, Family and Tradition Wins: Best Historical Recipes Book in USA Gourmand World Cookbook Award

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Posted: March 17, 2015

Food, Family and Tradition was selected as the BEST HISTORICAL RECIPES BOOK in the USA by the GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK AWARDS! I was stunned—when I received the official announcement from Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2014 that my book […]

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Perfect Parfait for Tu BiShvat

Perfect Parfait for Tu BiShvat

When I think of Tu BiShvat, I always remember the trip with my parents back to their childhood homes in Hungary and Czechoslovakia. In 1992 and then again in 2001 my mother and father, my […]

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Tu Bishvat: New Year for Trees

Tu Bishvat: New Year for Trees

    This year, from sunset on February 3 until nightfall on February 4, Jewish communities around the world observe Tu Bishvat, often called the New Year for Trees, or, in Israel, Arbor Day. The […]

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Yesterday’s Freezer & Yesterday’s Fridge

Yesterday’s Freezer & Yesterday’s Fridge

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Posted: January 29, 2015

Meatball Soup, page 101 The Midwest where we live is held now in the cold, hard grip of midwinter—snow and ice everywhere. I suspect our climate has weather similar to the winters in Eastern Europe […]

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Vegetarian Chulent

    The winter in Chicago is always cold, but a few weeks ago it was bitterly cold. Thinking ahead to Shabbat lunch, we decided we definitely wanted something hot and comforting but not too […]

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Cue the Author!

Cue the Author!

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Posted: January 15, 2015

left to right:Lynn Shapiro and Lisa Ekus Oops! That means me. I just returned from a whirlwind day of media training in Hatfield, Massachusetts, the headquarters of my culinary consultant and agent, Lisa Ekus. Her […]

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Thick or Thin?

Thick or Thin?

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Posted: January 6, 2015

left to right: my uncle Morton Weiss and my father Sandor Kirsche, Germany 1946 Many of the soup recipes in Food, Family and Tradition, make use of a very simple recipe for Reistle, or what, […]

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