By COLlive reporter
Cookbook author Naomi Nachman, popularly known as The Aussie Gourmet,” published a new collection of her favorite delicious and innovative recipes for Pesach.
Nachman, chef, caterer and host of the popular radio show “Table for Two” on the Nachum Segal Network, launches her debut cookbook just in time for Pesach.
But as the title suggests, “Perfect for Pesach: Recipes YoAu’ll Want to Make All Year,” this publication by Artscroll really should be taken out of your hidden Pesach stash and used for chametz.
When I first received the cookbook a few weeks before Pesach as a gift, I was very excited and started looking through its glossy pages. It gave me plenty ideas what to incorporate into my Pesach menu.
It features over 125 recipes beautifully photographed by Miriam Pascal, a kosher blogger and cookbook author herself. Each recipe features Cook’s Tips that include Freezer Tips, Prep Ahead, How-to information and recommendations for basic kitchen equipment.
While my eyes focused immediately on the desserts (like the fudgy chocolate bundt cake), I also saw a nice amount of recipes for dinners that sounded great. I made the maple glazed ribs and they came out absolutely delicious. I would make them again anytime.
“Some of the recipes in this book reflect my years of catering Pesach dinners and other are brand-new to reflect today’s kosher cooking styles,” Nachman explains. “All my recipes use fresh, simple and delicious combinations of ingredients that you can get all year long and create interesting meal choices.”
What I really liked best about this cookbook is that it’s really one I will use year-round. Many of the recipes call for the use of everyday ingredients that are not necessarily exclusively only used on Pesach.
For example, the use of almond flour in the chocolate bundt cake is great for Pesach, as well as for the rest of the year. For that matter, it also makes it gluten free.
I noticed as I read through it many of dessert recipes they are gluten free and there for easy to incorporate into year-round meals. And the recipes call for ingredients that are easily accessible in your local store.
I truly love this cookbook; the creativity is wonderful and the recipes easy to follow. It was s a great addition to my Pesach collection, but let me make this clear: This is a Pesach cookbook that I am deliberately making it chametz.
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Perfect for Pesach: Passover recipes you’ll want to make all year, Naomi Nachman, 240 pages, Mesorah Publications. Get it on artscroll.com