Last week I had the great pleasure of presenting a Nine Days Cooking Demonstration to a group of young leaders for Emunah of America . Not only did they have a terrific turnout but they were a super engaged and fun audience. It’s amazing for me to see a large group of young women who are excited and eager to learn to cook and so many that already have great skills to share with others.
We had about an hour and a half of active cooking and questions and then plenty of time to enjoy what I prepared. Being the Nine Days, we first prepared a Roasted Tomato and Garlic Salmon. Check out the video for that recipe and all my tips and instructions. Next I had to share the best pizza ever, Caramelized Onion, shitake, and Boursin Cheese Pizza . They were weary of this ingredient combo but those of you who remember how I rave about it for years, know that it may sound crazy but the results are fantastic and it will become a family favorite the first time you serve it. Then we enjoyed an Italian Vinaigrette Salad and a S’mores Pie. Both incredible, easy to make, and absolutely gorgeous to look at. Those recipes are in the upcoming book, so stay tuned and I’ll share them with you as soon as possible. Or invite me  to your event and I’ll cook up something fantastic for your group!
Many thanks to Dani for organizing the event and inviting me. And to Michelle for hosting it. She always hosts events in the most elegant and welcoming way! And mostly thank you to Emunah of America , who succeed in providing such vital work for so many people in need in Israel. You name the need, they have it covered in some way. From educational services, to social services, to crisis management, parenting, day-care centers, children’s residential homes and so much more, Emunah is working to improve the lives of people in Israel. I am proud that I was able to be a part of their important work.