Kosher by Design Cooking Coach Review & Giveaway!

Written by chanie on December 11th, 2012

When it comes to kosher cookbooks, Susie Fishbein is in a league all her own. Her talent and professionalism shine through in each new edition of Kosher by Design, especially her latest, Cooking Coach. Like all of the cookbooks in the Kosher by Design series, Susie carries through on her theme in an immaculate way. In Kosher by Design Cooking Coach, Fishbein shares recipes, tips and techniques to make anyone a better cook. Each section is prefaced by a Game Plan in which Susie teaches the fundamental principles of cooking. She shares techniques, advice and amazing tips to help guide you in the kitchen. From kitchen equipment and essentials, to an in-depth guide to preparing fish, poultry and meat – there’s something to learn for everyone. As a blogger who is familiar with a lot of cooking techniques, there was still so much for me to take away from this book.

Besides for the delectable recipes and beautiful pictures, something else I loved about KBD Cooking Coach is the Playbook. In it, Susie gives you ideas for revamping leftovers of some of her dishes. Or as she likes to call it, reincarnating food. Each recipe and idea in the playbook is as good as it’s original. My only issue with this section (and with the whole book, really) is that I wish the reincarnated recipes were printed beneath their originals, instead of in their own section. It makes it a tad bit confusing.

Not surprisingly, Fishbein does not dissapoint with the well-composed recipes in this book. Some of the dishes I look forward to trying include tomato tarte tatin, Jerusalem artichoke soup, strawberry-goat cheese salad, blueberry and fig glazed duck breasts, cornish hen in port & chocolate sauce, pretzel-crusted lamb chops, fall harvest silver tip roast, sole with peach-basil reduction, butternut squash broken lasagna, silan-roasted sweet potatoes & leeks, gooey walnut brownie pie, and almond thumbprint cookies.

I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of KBD Cooking Coach at Pomegranate Supermarket back in October. Susie conducted a cooking demo in which she prepared the following turkey taco eggrolls. She also shared her great ideas for reincarnating extra turkey filling into stuffed portobello mushroom caps or into marinara sauce for pasta. We were all served a sample of each dish and they were so incredibly delicious, I knew I had to share them with you!

In the spirit of Chanukah, Busy In Brooklyn is giving away a copy of Kosher by Design Cooking Coach! To enter the giveaway, help your favorite blog win the FriendsEat 2012 Best Food Blogger contest by voting. Simply visit the BIB page on FriendsEat, login with your facebook account and click the “love” button. Then, leave a comment below letting me know you’ve voted. For a bonus entry, ask your friends to vote too by posting it on your facebook status. Winner will be chosen at random at 9:00 AM Tuesday, December 18th.

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32 Comments so far ↓

  1. Sherri says:

    I voted! :)

  2. shaindy says:

    Voted! Good luck

  3. Brina G says:

    Hi Chanie, I voted on my phone. I didn’t need to login to facebook and the love button worked. Hatzlacha.

  4. Michael Salzbank says:

    done… Love your blog!

  5. Betsy says:

    enjoying your blog …

  6. tzivi jakubovic says:

    loved it there and here!!!!!!!!

  7. Rachel says:

    I voted! love your blog!

  8. RochieO says:

    Voted! I have all of susie f cookbooks and really love them! Im sure I would love this one too!

  9. Terree says:

    I just voted.:)

  10. Sina @ the kosher spoon says:

    Sounds like a great book!

    Congrats on the nomination! I hope you win!!

  11. Judy says:

    Voted! Thanks for some awesome ideas :)

  12. robee61 says:

    I clicked on the Love button. Would love to have the book. I have recntly moved out of a large jewish community into a very small one and the library here has a very small selection of kosher cookooks. B&N here does not have it either.

  13. Faigie Walter says:

    I voted for you; you deserve it!! I am new to your blog and absolutely in love with all the REAL down to earth things that a busy momma can make! I’m a huge fan of Susie’s books, but tight on money right now, so would LOVE to win this one!

  14. Faigie Walter says:

    I shared this on my FB wall as well so all my friends can see! Good luck!

  15. Rachel says:

    Here’s hoping you win (and if I win, I’ll be happy, too)

  16. Esther says:

    I think I voted :). Good luck!

  17. Hedy says:

    Clicked the Love button…These egg rolls are a great idea for Hannuka….fried and delish. Thank you! Would love to see more recipes some time.

  18. Rena says:

    Not working for me but I will keep trying! Would of course love to vote for you. Thanks for the giveaway.

  19. Shaindy says:

    Clicked “love”!

  20. Shira says:

    I voted for you! Keep those delicious recipes coming!

  21. Fashion-isha says:

    The presentation is gorgeous…that’s so much a part of cooking, as you know I’m a visual person :)
    Was great seeing you last night…good Shabbos!

  22. Rachel says:

    Voted! Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. Zahava says:

    I clicked the love button! Hope I win! P.s I love your blog!

  24. simy to says:

    Voted! Thanks!

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  26. jessica says:

    i loved the recipes she shared! this book is wonderful

  27. Victoria says:

    Thanks for the fantastic review and sharing a recipe! I’ve heard so much about this book, really liked your perspective! I love the Kosher by Design series!

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