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May 02, 2003 - Image 82

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-05-02

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By Design

A mouth-watering cookbook

`for holidays and every day.


Special to the Jewish News


Authentic recipes for Israel Independence Day


Special to the Jewish News


he night before is Yom HaZikaron,
a time for us to remember the sol-
diers," begins Birmingham resi-
dent Moshe Koren. "At sunset
[May 6, the Israel Independence Day-Yom
HaAtzmaut] celebrations begin."
Moshe lived with his family in Ramat
Gan until 1977 when, at age 24, he moved
to New York to study electrical engineering.
Graduation brought him to Michigan to
work with an Israeli company. It also
brought him closer to relatives living in the
etroit area. He still averages three or four
s a year back to Israel.
Moshe remembers with fondness the
mmernoration of Israel's Independence
ear. "The day after Yom

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HaZikaron, Israel's
Memorial Day, is always a
day off," said Koren. "When
I was young, we'd get togeth-
er at the city center and
organize Israeli dances in the
streets," he said. Then there
are the parties. Families and
friends get together all over
Israel, usually spending the
day outdoors.
And it always includes
food. "People go to city
parks, the woods near the
city and to the beaches for
cookouts," said Koren. "My
favorite is basar a la esh
(meat on a fire) — a barbe- Moshe Koren
cue. In the last few years, a

everal years ago, The Kosher Palette, an elegant
cookbook, was published as a fund-raiser by a
New Jersey high school yeshivah. Susie
Fishbein was its editor.
Now Ms. Fishbein has edited another kosher cook-
book of "picture-perfect food for the holidays and every
day:" Kosher by Design
Press, $32.95
hardbound, 304
pages). For starters,
the cover is lami-
nated and conceals
wire binding. There
are 120 mouth-
watering color pho-
tographs and more
than 250 recipes.
The editor
explains that this
cookbook was enti-
tled Kosher by
Design because,
"This book is for
you, the cook who
to cook kosher and who wants to present
beautifully designed dishes with style and
Each subject is attached to a holiday.
Shabbat is appetizers; Rosh Hashanah is
soups; erev Yom Kippur is salads; Sukkot is
poultry; Simchat Torah is meat; Chanukah
is fish; Tu b'Shvat is pasta and dairy; Purim
is side dishes; Passover is Passover; Shavuot
is dessert.
Although the chapter attached to the hol-
iday features specific recipes, the menu for
each holiday has dishes from throughout the
Each chapter is introduced with an expla-
nation and elegant photographs to illustrate
how to create designed dishes for a typical

KOSHER BY DESIGN on page 84 .

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