Giveaway: Cook In Israel Cookbook

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Cook In Israel, by the esteemed cooking teacher in Israel, Orly Ziv, is a new and fantastic book featuring Israel’s best foods. I love the use of tahini, eggplant, tomatoes, fish and the beautiful images. The recipes are easy to follow, quick to complete and delicious. The images that accompany every recipe are real, right from Orly’s table and full of bright colors. Want to know more? Read about it here and also check out the sneak peak recipes to get a view of her style and flavor combinations.

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Giveaway: Cooking Inspired Cookbook

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Estee Kafra from Kosherscoop.com has a new book, just out and in high demand! Cooking Inspired is filled with hundreds of inspired recipes that are easy to make and even better to taste.  The photography (did you know she does this too?!) is bright and colorful and rouses you to take a bite right off the pages! Read our chat with Estee Kafra and get the sneak peak recipes here.

Get one today at Kosherscoop.com for $27.99 or submit to win one on GKC!

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Giveaway: The Holiday Kosher Baker Cookbook

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Paula Shoyer, author of the The Kosher Baker, has done it again with her new book, The Holiday Kosher Baker. She has already sold thousands of books and has appeared around the country demonstrating her unique creations and wowing people with her Kosher baking expertise. This book features holiday baking ideas from the classics and traditional items like rugelach, babka, and apple cake to updated and show stopper recipes like Salted Caramel Banana Tart Tatin (I made it last week, and it was superb), and Raspberry and Rose Macaroon Cake. A few things I love about this book, first the endless ideas for kosher substitutions for hard to find ingredients or pareve ingredients AND the incredible hints on how to make things Kosher for Passover (like converting flour to potato starch in a recipe while still keeping it light and tasty). And I especially like the Passover section filled with desserts that are good enough for all year round.

Not only did Paula include two sneak peak Hanukah recipes for GKC readers, Pumpkin Doughnuts and Almond and Olive Oil Cake, but she is also giving one lucky reader a free book just in time for Hanukah! Submit to win!

Paula is a friend of GKC and sat down to answer a few of our reader questions. I love it when authors and chefs share their secrets to success. Have more questions? Just email me and Paula will be happy to respond.

GKC: Paula, you are an expert baker. What is the secret to great kosher baking?
Paula: The secret to all baking is actually following the recipe and measuring. The secret to kosher baking is understanding all the of the great dairy-free ingredients out there that you can use to substitute for dairy ones. We are so lucky to live in 2013 with so many great options.

GKC: There are some impressive and “WOW” factor recipes in this book, are your books for advanced bakers?
Paula: No way! We all need easy options. Both books have recipes labeled “easy”, “moderate,” and “multiple step,” so there is something for every level of baker. The Kosher Baker has an entire chapter, 45 recipes, of super easy yet delicious and elegant desserts. The Holiday Kosher Baker has lots of easy desserts too about 35, but as we like fancier desserts for the holidays, the new book has many showstoppers for your holiday tables.

GKC: What is your go-to dessert?
Paula: From the new book, The Holiday Kosher Baker, I love the chewy chocolate and olive oil cookies – so easy and everyone loves them; and from The Kosher Baker, the orange tea cake from the cover photo.

GKC: What is your favorite thing to do with a flopped cake?
Paula: Plate it in the kitchen, add berries and a sauce or whipped cream, turn it into a bread pudding, or sometimes, if it is a total dud, it is labeled a “bake and dump”.

Thanks Paula, don’t forget to submit to win, and buy one too, it makes a great Hanukah present.

Available at Amazon.com for $24

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Giveaway: Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes

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Jamie Geller, best selling cookbook author and GKC friend has a new book and it’s filled with fast, fresh, family recipes that everyone will love. This is a book for busy parents who want to make great tasting meals for weekday or weekend entertaining in a snap. Jamie includes “Dress it Up” ideas for recipes that get a little extra ooh and ahhh at the Shabbos table AND “Dress it Down” tips to get dinner on the table without too much fuss. The pictures are gorgeous and the recipes have Jamie’s easy to follow style. See the full article with recipes in our blog this week plus a special GKC with Jamie too.

Joy of Kosher is available to one lucky GKC reader. Submit to win and get one for a friend too for just $18 at Amazon.com

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Giveaway: Sukkah Hill Spirits Etrog Liqueur

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Did you see this in your local market or wine store yet? It’s coming and wow! It’s amazing. Fresh, flavorful, slightly sweet and super aromatic, Etrog liqueur is the first hand-crafted artisanal Etrog liqueur and you are going to love it. This liqueur is exclusive and extraordinary, and I enjoyed chatting all about it with spirit makers, Marni and Howard Witkin. Check out the full article here.

Sukkah Hill Spirits and GKC, have a bottle to share with one lucky winner! Submit to win or if you can’t wait, order it online at
Vendome Wines and Spirits
$31 – $34 per bottle

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Giveaway: DASH Cookbook

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Just in time for summer, the authors of DASH, Inspired Kosher Recipes for the Seasoned Palate (the publication for Torah Academy for Girls in Far Rockaway), have not one but TWO cookbooks and mugs for us to giveaway this week. Published last year, this book made a splash with its jazzy cover and great list of recipes, including a gorgeous layered salad titled Summer Salad with Sweet Poppy Seed Dressing and Art Deco Tart, which boasts great roasted vegetables with olives and honey mustard. I love how the book takes kosher cooking to a new level of cuisine by using new and exciting flavor combinations. There is something in the book for everyone, from traditional to International foods. This week DASH shares some BBQ recipes with GKC. Check out the recipe for Coffee Cajun NY Strip Steak.

Get your copy of DASH for a special promotional price of $22 for the cookbook plus the mug at www.getyourdash.com or call TAG directly at 718-471-8444

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Giveaway: Quickly’s Magical Pancake Adventure

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Recently I got to speak with authors Jeryl Abelmann and Miriam Kronish (illustrated by award winning artist Chason Mattams) of “Quickly’s Magical Pancake Adventure and Quickly the Magic Spatula.  I raved about their enchanting story a few months ago.  And now they are back with some GKC Q & A and a giveaway!  Imagine a wonderful story to share with your kids and a cookbook all in one.

Tell us a little about Quickly…
Our most recent book is Quickly’s Magical Pancake Adventure. Once again we bring Quickly: The Magic Spatula to life. Quickly’s wish is to have a magical pancake adventure – to go out into the world in search of pancake recipes far and wide. This book blends Quickly’s adventure with a treasure trove of delicious pancake recipes. Quickly’s Magical Pancake Adventure celebrates what peoples of the world share in common – the love of pancakes.

What inspired you to write the book?
Quickly a spatula and beloved fixture in the family kitchen became the inspiration for the book. Quickly is a tribute to family.  It is a story about how a simple object can be the source of joy as it evokes memories of family and growing up.

We were inspired by the response to the first book and we decided to write the sequel, Quickly’s Magical Pancake Adventure, to contrast reality with fantasy.

Who is the perfect reader for your book?
The perfect reader for our book is a person who is hungry, loves pancakes, and has a child nearby to share the story with.

Their books have received numerous Literacy awards from the Los Angeles, New England, and San Francisco Book Festivals.  The Paris Book Festival awarded them both a literacy and a cookbook award.

The authors are sharing one book with a lucky GKC winner.  It’s the perfect gift for any family member and will soon be available in hard cover.

To get one today go to Amazon.com

And don’t forget to check out the sneak peak recipe, Joyce’s Chocolate Chip Pancakes by Chef Justin Fields at the Ritz-Carleton.  If you think this looks good, you should see all the other amazing pancake recipes this book includes!

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Giveaways: Thermapen

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It’s here, grilling time! It’s finally spring and that means grilling season is open! And for GKC that means my fav grilling tool is a must-have for everyone!  Last year I wrote about it, THERMAPEN, the hot grilling tool for me and every celeb chef.  Thermapen is faster and more accurate than any other cooking thermometer on the market, it’s splash-proof, and not just for grilling.  Thermapen is great year round for all cooking.  I use it for checking roasts, making candy, and for grilling and I am convinced it makes me a better cook!

Get a Thermapen for yourself or give another as a gift, it makes a great Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift.  I love the color choices.  Or submit to win.  Wow! GKC is thrilled to have one to giveaway!

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Giveaway: Soiree Wine Aerator with Stand

Decanting wine is an excellent way to release its complex aroma and flavor, but the process takes time. This tool speeds things up by aerating the wine as you pour. As you pour, dimples within the aerator agitate the wine, introducing oxygen and opening up the wine’s subtle aromas. Made of hand-blown fortified glass. Its a GKC favorite and the one we use at home. Submit to win or get one so you can use it for all the wine you purchase after KFEW 2013!

Available at Williams Sonoma for $19.95

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Please submit before midnight January 20th, 2013.

Giveaway: Chanukah Crate of Crafts

Calling all kids! This one is for you and just in time for Chanukah! Kiwicrate.com came up with a “Chanukah Crate” of crafts. I love the menorah and my kids loved the spin art dreidels. We decorated the whole fireplace with our crafts and best yet, the whole family did it together.

The kit includes everything you need to make a tissue paper-covered menorah (including LED candles) and supplies for spinny-art dreidels. Yes, 2 projects in one crate. Kiwicrate.com is a new company that makes craft kits for all occasions or just for fun anyday. You can subscribe to monthly crafts or just buy the crates you choose.

We can’t wait to try the next one!

Submit to win or try one for $19.95. Get it quick, Chanukah is coming!

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Please submit before midnight December 9th, 2012.

Featured Giveaway: Chic Made Simple Cookbook

Just in time for Hanukah, the new cookbook CHIC MADE SIMPLE has arrived in stores. Esther Deutsch, food editor for Ami magazine and super accomplished food stylist and recipe developer has launched new debut cookbook called CHIC MADE SIMPLE.   It’s chic looking, glossy, bright and beautiful with over 210 photos.  The recipes are simple so the title is perfectly fitting.  The author’s theory is that food that looks irresistible will also taste as such.  Her recipes are designed to look and taste like gourmet cuisine without the fuss. They are simple enough for the novice, fast enough for the busy cook, and impressive enough for the most accomplished.

The book features recipes like Clementine Glazed Chicken and Baby Arugula Salad with Balsamic Soy Vinaigrette (that sounds like it will be a GKC fav!), Sushi Gefilte Fish, and Striped Sesame Teriyaki Salmon (this looks like you catered it!).  Much thanks to the author for sharing that sneak peak recipe here.

Have questions for the author? Esther Deutsch wants your questions and feedback. Ask it here, (questions get double entries!)  GKC has one. How would you plate a piece of salmon that is cut after it is cooked (meaning a more rustic, jagged edge piece)? Stay tuned for the answers to all of your questions soon.

GKC is smitten with CHIC MADE SIMPLE.  You will be too!

Submit to win or get one while they last from Feldheim Publishers for $36.99.

Featured Giveaway: Kosher By Design, Cooking Coach

Susie Fishbein’s newest book Kosher By Design, Cooking Coach. Filled with over 120 new recipes, 400 photos and great tips and techniques to make any cook more creative and confident. See more information and a sneak peak recipe in the blog. Submit to win.

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Can’t wait to get one? Available from Artscroll for $29.59 .

Featured Giveaway: Eli Zabar’s Kosher Basket


Eli Zabar’s located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and famous for their smoked salmon, rugelach, babka, gourmet cheeses and coffees, every specialty item one can think of is a favorite of GKC! For me, shopping at Eli Zabar’s is enjoyable and exciting, like cruising a farmer’s market and finding the greatest new and most unusual products and lots of kosher ones.  Not only do they have special items, they carry the best items, the best jams, the best smoked fish, the best chocolates for eating and baking, fantastic cakes and cookies, the best of everything.  Just walk through and smell the coffee, pastries, cheeses, and nuts.  You will not leave without a large bag of goodies.

You must visit Eli Zabar’s when you are in NY and if you do not visit often (why not?), visit them online and bring their fabulous foods to your table.

Eli Zabar’s also sells fantastic and impressive gift baskets for the holidays.  Baskets are filled with an amazing assortment of crackers, fruits, jams, coffee, honey, fresh fruits, candies, and seasonal favorites.  The kosher baskets all contain products with reliable kosher supervision.

GKC loves Eli Zabar’s and we can’t wait for one lucky GKC winner to love them too! Submit to win a fantastic Eli Zabar’s Kosher Basket just in time for Rosh Hashannah.

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Kosher baskets are available for $150 and shipping is available nationwide.

Featured Giveaway: The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen

New, incredibly comprehensive, and so delicious! Levana Kirschenbaum’s latest book is a must have for every kosher home. She includes numerous variations for all palates in every recipes, detailed instructions and photos, and fantastic recipes. GKC favorites include the easiest Miso soup, Roast Beef with Wild Mushroom Sauce, Beef Stew with Green Tea and Root Vegetables and so much more. Levana has a terrific cooking style, using amazing flavor combinations, and super easy instructions that yield great food that can be prepared ahead of time. Her philosophy about cooking and food is thoroughly conveyed in this book, fresh ingredients, wholesome eating, all made pure and simple. Lucky GKC has one to give away. Submit to win. If you can’t wait to win buy one at amazon.com

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Giveaway: Four Admission Tickets to Chocolate World Expo


Looking for a great outing? Chocolate World Expo at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Long Island is the perfect way to spend the day!
Chocolate World Expo features tastings and sales of gourmet chocolates, specialty foods, gifts, and more. PLUS, tickets to CWE include admission to all of the Cradle of Aviation’s spectacular exhibits and one free ride on the Nunley’s Carousel.
GKC got the CWE experience last year in Westchester and we tasted some dynamite kosher items. Although it is not a kosher event per se, several great kosher vendors including Rogue Confections, Screme Gelato, 5th Avenue Chocolatiere, Fretzels, Tasty Image (they do Chocolograpy color printing on chocolates for special occasions), Pickle Licious and more will be there to taste and buy.
It’s a great event and a super fun day!
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 2-12. Tickets will be on sale at the Museum Box Office on Sunday, March 4th. For more information, go to ChocolateWorldExpo.com. And we hope to see you there!
But, TWO lucky GKC winners will get 4 admission tickets each. Wow! Submit to win. Contest Ends Thursday March 1

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Giveaway: The New Bais Yaakov Cookbook


We got it! The new Bais Yaakov cookbook is everywhere and there is quite a buzz about it. Not only is it beautiful (photos by John Uher) but it is super easy to follow and almost every recipe requires ingredients that you already own. The recipes are simple versions of some very tasty food like Chicken Marsala, Duck a l’Orange, Herbed Tilapia in Lemon Butter, Caramel French Toast, Shitake, Beef, and Barley Soup, Pralines and Cream Semifreddo and much more.

Plus, and I think what is really special about this book, are the additional features. First, the book gives a thorough and compelling history of the Bais Yaakov movement. It also includes a challah recipe from Rebbetzin Kanievsky a”h and other recipes from Rebbetzin Braunstein. And especially interesting for kosher foodies, are the comprehensive guides in the back of the book for washing and checking fruits and vegetables, cooking meats and fish, and a lengthy guide to halachic questions in the kitchen. The book is not only a cookbook but a kosher guide for the kitchen.

Many thanks to Feldheim Publishers for sharing the book with one lucky GKC winner. And for sharing two more sneak peak recipes. To submit, tell us what interests you most about this book. We love hearing from our readers.

Chicken Shish Kebabs
Apple Buns

To purchase the Bais Yaakov cookbook, visit your local Jewish bookstore, or go to www.Feldheim.com

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Giveaway: Popbar Hot Chocolate on a Stick

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Wow! Popbar did it again! They created my new favorite winter product. Hot chocolate on a stick, available in dark, milk, and vanilla white chocolate. are so smooth, delicious and adorable. They make the perfect winter gift, snack, or comfort moment.

This delicious cube of fine premium Chocolate when swirled in hot milk turns into a frothy cup of hot chocolate delight. Each Hot Chocolate on a Stick is individually wrapped with simple instructions on how to prepare chocolatey goodness at home or in the office.

Popbar even calibrated each piece at 1.5 ounces so that those that like to bite off the stick as it melts can still enjoy a rich hot chocolate drink. That’s the GKC way, eat it and drink it.

Popbar hot chocolate on a stick is shipped nationwide through Amazon, and is available for local delivery and special events in NYC and the tri-state area. BTW, I had Popbar at my daughter’s recent Bat Mitzvah and it was a HUGE hit!

Submit to win AND get some. Trust me, they don’t last long in the house.

6 Pack Gift Set $18.00
12 Pack Gift Set $36.00

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Contest Ends January 14th, 2012 12:01 a.m. PST.

Featured Giveaway: Cooking Class at the JCC in NYC for 2

Thursday December 15, 7 pm – 9:30 pm
Chanukah Around the World!
Eight Treats for Eight Lights

GKC loves the JCC and WOW! Look at this class for 2 people. The Chanukah lights in your home will be even brighter with these foods from around the world.

Learn how to prepare exotic Chanukah delights from eight different countries. Make fried Russian apple latkes with brown sugar and rum, Hungarian crêpes with cherry preserves and sour cream, Indian sweet potato fritters with cumin, curry, and mango salsa, Israeli stuffed jam doughnuts with powdered sugar, Syrian pancakes stuffed with nuts and rosewater syrup, North African beignets with orange blossom water and lemon, decadent Mexican ‘melted’ hot chocolate with cinnamon and vanilla, and sweet and savory Lebanese couscous salad with apricots, dates, and pine nuts.

Can’t wait to win? Me neither, sign up at www.jccmanhattan.org
$95 per person for non-members and $85 for JCC members

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Contest Ends December 8th, 2011 12:01 a.m. PST.

Featured Giveaway: Dash, the new cookbook by Torah Academy for Girls

Congratulations to TAG on the publication of DASH, their new cookbook that is both striking and enticing. The book is filled with inspired kosher recipes for the seasoned palate, like panko-crusted chicken with herb infusion and brisket with caramelized mustard seed, balsamic cipollini onions, and Mexican chocolate cupcakes with cinnamon coffee frosting (I tried these, super yummy!). I can’t wait to try so many of the recipes. And guess what? All the proceeds go to Torah Academy for Girls, so you don’t just get a new cookbook with tons of great recipes, but you can also do a mitzvah too. This book may DASH off the shelves so order one today.

Many thanks to GKC friends, Rebecca Naumberg and Sori Klein, who wrote and styled this book, for giving us a sneak peak and two chic and trendy recipes from the book. BTW, both women donated their time and talents to the book for TAG. The recipes are mostly from Rebecca’s highly regarded and private recipe collection and the art direction was Sori’s masterpiece.

French Macaroons with Three Fillings (yes, you’ve seen them at every party and now you can try and make them at home)
Mini Sweet Potato Latkes with Spiced Apple Cream (just in time for Hanukah)

And YES, GKC has one, only one, but one lucky reader will win a DASH cookbook. Submit to win but also buy one for $30 for a friend or relative.
To order, call 718 471 8444 or email cookbook@tagschools.org

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Contest Ends November 26th, 2011 12:01 a.m. PST.

Featured giveaway: Jack’s Gourmet Sausage

We told you about how much we like Jack’s Gourmet last week and now (drum roll please), the new GKC giveaway from Jack’s Gourmet sausages including 5 packages of sausages, 1 of each flavor and, yes, it has the popular Italian Sausage, and famous Boerewors (my personal favorite) plus a package of pastrami and corned beef. This is going to make one GKC family very happy. They are so flavorful and delicious that both adults and children will love them. The sausages are the first of their kind for the kosher market. Don’t forget to try them in all the soup recipes they shared with us. Of course on their own is fine too, but we love their ideas on how to make them special for the Yom Tov table in this recipe for Radicchio, Mango, and Pomegranate Salad with Sausage.

If you cannot wait to win, order them from Jack’s Gourmet and tell us how you like them.

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Contest Ends October 2nd, 2011 12:01 a.m. PST.

Featured Giveaway: Silverbow Honey

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Contest Ends September 17th, 2011 12:01 a.m. PST.

Each Rosh Hashanah GKC brings you a new kosher honey to try. We spend the year, searching, tasting, and identifying the yummiest kosher honey that we think you need to know about. This year, Silverbow Honey takes the prize. A family owned and operated kosher and organic honey company, Silverbow Honey has a large variety of honeys that we love. From honey bears, to premium raspberry honey, to blackberry blossom honey sticks, and my favorite, apricot creamed honey, Silverbow Honey has all the sweetness that you need for a sweet New Year. We are using the creamed honey on our Yom Tov table. Remember, creamed honey is whipped honey that through that process becomes a creamy spreadable sweet honey without any added cream or milk. Silverbow Honey is located in Moses Lake, Washington and has been making and harvesting honey since World War II. They are certified organic and kosher certified by Kosher Certification Service, a respected and accepted kosher certification.

One GKC winner will receive a fantastic honey package including, a Silverbow Honey cookbook, beeswax candles, a mug, a honey bear, a honey dipper, 100 honey sticks, raspberry honey, and a variety of creamed honey. Submit to win or if you can’t wait, order some today for your Rosh Hashanah table at
Silverbow Honey Co., Inc.
1120 East Wheeler Road
Moses Lake, WA 98837

Phone 1-866-44-HONEY
Fax 509-765-6549
Email customer.service@silverbowhoney.com

Featured Giveaway: Powell and Mahoney Cocktail Mixers

We love Powell and Mahoney Cocktail Mixers. So simple to prepare and so delicious . They have captured the clean and classic flavor of America’s most popular cocktails. These cocktail mixers taste homemade, are all-natural, and micro-batch produced. Just add alcohol and garnish and you are not only a great chef but a drink master as well. Powell and Mahoney mixes, certified by the OU, shared a group of 6 mixers of your choice with GKC and one of our lucky readers. This week I am making Mojito; what are you trying?
Read our Great Products piece to see the fantastic flavors to choose from and submit to win. Can’t wait to try them? Get all flavors plus homemade simple syrup from www.powellandmahoney.com

Contest Ends July 24th, 2011 12:01 a.m. PST.

Featured Giveaway: Kosher Elegance Cookbook

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Contest Ends July 3rd, 2011 12:01 a.m. PST.

Wait until you see this book. Beautiful enough to display on a coffee table and full of great recipes and food presentation, Kosher Elegance is a winner! For one lucky GKC reader it is for sure. The graphics, the photos, the size, the colors, all so extraordinary, this cookbook is unlike any other. The author Efrat Libfroind lives in Israel with her husband and five children and is an accomplished pastry chef and cooking instructor. She writes regularly for Hamodia and Binah magazine and guess what? She is a friend of GKC and would love to hear your questions and comments about her new book. She transforms any recipe into a work of art. Check out these images.

Have a question for her, ask us and we will get the answers directly from Efrat. In the meantime, submit to win or get a copy from www.Feldheim.com for $31.99.

Smiley Cookies


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Contest Ends June 6th, 2011 12:01 a.m. PST.

Smiley cookies from the Smileycookie.com…how smiley, how cute, how delicious, and NOW KOSHER!

Be a winner or use coupon code GourmetKosher15 for a 15% discount.

Fresh-baked, hand-iced Smiley Cookies delivered all over the country, in tons of shapes and colors of your choice, all with smiles, and priced just right. This is a treat you and your kids will smile about!

That’s because they make it convenient and easy for you to share a smile with anyone, anywhere, for any occasion. The sweet cookies take the celebratory shape of hearts, stars, balls, bunnies, and more for holidays and special occasions, and are available in virtually any color combination to sweeten the offer.

You can even order customized cookies in small batches or in large quantities to match wedding colors, sport teams, corporate logos and more, and have your cookies delivered fresh nearly anywhere to as many addresses as you choose! And with their smart cookie pricing, you don’t need to spend a lot of dough! How “SWEET” is that?

And now under the OU (D-Dairy), you must try them and see for yourself how a sweet smiley cookie brightens up your day. I bet dad would love them too! Many thanks to Smileycookie.com for sharing this delicious deluxe dad dozen filled with “#1 Dad” and “Love U Dad” cookies for one lucky GKC winner.

Whether you are the winner or just lucky enough to know about this new kosher gift item try some cookies at Smileycookie.com use COUPON CODE GourmetKosher15 and receive a 15% discount off any purchase of $20 or more. Coupon expires 6/30 and excludes gift card purchases.

Tallis from Galilee Silks

Sometimes GKC sees something that does not belong in the kitchen but is so beautiful and relevant to our lives that we must share it with you anyway. The products that Galilee Silks produces are these kinds of products. From hand-made and hand-painted tablecloths to tallisim and everything in-between their silks are extraordinary. Their vision and inspiration comes from the fact that the products are made in Israel, in the beautiful, green surroundings of the Galilee, and they are Judaic items related to Jewish holidays, customs and traditions. What a combination. The details and colors are a blend of the beautiful and the spiritual and could be hung as artwork. Galilee Silks agree of course but want their fans to see and feel Israel and the beauty of Judaism in each piece. From traditional to modern, they have something for everyone. Galilee silks is sharing a tallis (worth $300) with one lucky GKC reader. If you can’t wait to win, order one today at www.galileesilks.com. Don’t forget to see their tablecloths too, perfect for Passover at http://www.galileesilks.com/jewish-tablecloths-jewish-tablecloth-table-linen-c-52_29_44.html

To enter this extravagant giveaway, EITHER:
1. Comment and tell us which tallis you would choose and who you would give it to.
2. Blog about your favorite tallis with a link from Galilee Silk’s website on your website and send us the link.
3. Facebook about which tallis you like best and its link on Galilee Silk’s website and send us the link.
4. Tweet about it and send us the tweet, i.e. I love the Biblical Verce Tallit http://bit.ly/e4B7zE on Galilee Silks #GKCgiveaway gourmetkoshercooking.com