Friday, January 11, 2013

Introducing my COOKBOOK!

2013 is going to be a very great year. I’m very excited to announce that I have finished my first cookbook and it is being published this spring!
The Modern Menu: Simple. Beautiful. Kosher. is the result of countless hours in the kitchen, time I’ve spent with some of you reading and some by myself, lost in my own world.

I feel like I could fill several books with all the recipes I can’t live without, but because I had to control myself, I settled on the selected recipes you’ll find in my book. Something that I kept in mind while writing the book was a familiar motto that guides my cooking, especially when I’m making something up as I go along:

Less is more. Simple is best.

I’ve split the book into seasonal menus with their own themes from “Crisp” which highlights the role of texture in cooking to “Vibrant” which focuses on bringing out the colors of various dishes, and you’ll just have to consider pre-ordering by clicking here for your own shelf to see the other tricks I have up my sleeve.

The book is all about being creative and taking risks in the kitchen – if the risk doesn’t turn out, I always learn something new, and if it does, then wow! A new dish has been born…the grilled cheese croutons for instance. I’m still not over how surprisingly good those were.

I’ll be sharing recipes from The Modern Menu regularly to give you all sneak peeks into what’s in store, and in the meantime, I always love hearing what’s on your modern menu wishlists for 2013, so please keep the comments and questions coming as they arise. For fans of Andrew Zuckerman’s work, check back here often – I’ll be posting some of the images he contributed to the book as well!

Happy cooking,


  1. Mabel Tov Kimmy!! So proud of you! Can't wait to see it. Next book will have to be cooking with kids...Easy. Messy. Fun. ;)

  2. mazel tov on your new cookbook ... it's a real rush to see your own name on a book cover! Enjoy!

  3. Mazel Tov! That is very exciting. I will have to check it out. Do you have any recipes on kosher bread? I just tried some from Bavarian and it is so tasty.

    1. There are a lot of wonderful, tried and true recipes, not specifically any bread ones, but certainly some savory pastry recipes!!

  4. Amazing. I can`t wait to try these recipes. Btw your amazing influences, training, and endless hours cooking and experimenting -- it will be great to have your actual recipes in our home! -- Gibler