This is a sporadic column in which the writer evaluates a new cookbook by making some of its recipes, sharing them with friends and asking her guests what they think of the results. She recently cooked her way through “Israel Eats” by Steven Rothfeld with Nancy Silverton (Gibbs Smith).
If you are lucky in life, you will find a dish that everyone in your family loves, and whenever you suggest making it, they will enthusiastically agree. This has become that recipe in my family.
There are several Jewish connections to the relocation story of New York’s legendary Four Seasons restaurant, whose long run in its iconic midtown space will end July 19.
We’ll leave it to you to judge whether this is good use of taxpayer shekels. But the Israeli embassy in Bogota reportedly flew down New York’s Shuka Truck — yes, the whole truck — to serve shakshuka on Yom Haaztmaut. The truck normally roams Big Apple streets.