Cook, Pray, Eat Kosher - Ozair
With over 90 delicious recipes, this heartfelt volume is more than just a cookbook; it is a spiritual exploration of Jewish life and its deep connections with food. Playing on the culturally diverse nature of her own marriage, the author weaves together the culinary delights of both Ashkenazi and Sepharadi heritages offering a full range of dishes for every palate. Included are original guides for how to prepare meals for and observe Shabbat and holidays, how to fulfill the woman's mitzvah of making and taking challah, and a profound reflection on the essential relationship between food and the Jewish soul. Cook, Pray, Eat Kosher is the newest essential ingredient for any Jewish kitchen. "This book nourishes your body while feeding your soul. Mia makes the very real connections between the mitzvot surrounding food and the preparation of delicious dishes. Clearly a labor of love, it is a melting pot of her family's mixed heritage." — Susie Fishbein, esteemed chef and author of the Kosher by Design cookbook series "This book is amazing and conveys such a loving and giving intention. It is a treasure for anyone to own, to use, and to learn from. Mia speaks so beautifully about how the acts of cooking and sharing with a devoted spirit can help create a more holy atmosphere in the 'everyday life' of a family without having to wait for a holiday. I love this book." — Lauren Groveman, celebrity chef and cookbook author "I have known Mia since she was a little girl. She has brought her sweetness and love for the Jewish community and family to this soulful book. Not just an anthology of her families, but an essential and inspirational kitchen tool for any home-cook." —Chef Laura Frankel, author of Jewish Cooking for All Seasons and Jewish Slow Cooker Recipes "A holy soul depends upon a holy body, and this beautiful and practical book takes care of both. Delights for the palate, delectables for the soul, it is a book of proven recipes and a guidebook to making your table an altar and your meals as spiritually nourishing as they are delicious. Prepare to be satisfied and uplifted." — Alan Morinis, Founder and Director of The Mussar Institute
About the Author: On the professional side... Mia is a clinically licensed psychotherapist with a private practice in Los Angeles, California. In addition to her ten-plus years of experience as a therapist, she has over 20 years of expertise in the worlds of education, non-profit organizations, and public speaking. She is also a professional writer who recently released, “Insiders Secrets: How to Choose an Exceptional Therapist (and How to Avoid the Bad Ones)” available for free download on her website. Mia is the Founder and Director of the Channel 4 Change Institute, an educational organization dedicated to promoting the strengthening of women and the uplifting of men and women alike. On the personal side... Mia and Shaul married at the start of April 2008. After a not-so-brief bout of culture shock, Mia began to familiarize herself in the kitchen with the foods her husband adores. She also convinced her husband to periodically trade Moroccan fish for gefilte fish, and slowly her experiences in the kitchen led to this book. Today, the entire family enjoys terrific meals from both the Ashkenazi and Sepharadi traditions.
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