Update: We have a winner - StacyNY. Please contact
We're kicking off this with our Passover recipes. It's not to early to start thinking what you'll be cooking. We'll be featuring bi-weekly passover posts so be sure to come back and check often. Our first post is aptly named the No Potato Passover. Banish those potatoes this holiday and welcome in exciting new recipes that will enjoy cooking all year round - CookKosher
I started experimenting with food and art as a young child, my first concoction assembled using my highchair as a pallet. Needless to say, my experimentation at that point didnâ€™t produce a culinary or artistic masterpiece; but as a fiercely determined child, I persevered. It got to the point where my parents couldn't leave the house without warning the babysitter, "Make sure Aviva doesnâ€™t cook anything!â€ť Despite their warnings, they returned to a culinary surprise, every time without fail. Finally, after years of salty chocolate cake and carrots floating in water, I mastered a few dishes and I was able to cook my first successful shabbos meal at the age of twelve.
From that point on, my journey continued and I kept dabbling in the kitchen. I loved the feeling of accomplishment when my challah dough rose correctly, or a cake came out of the oven perfectly light and fluffy. I began to recreate food I tasted in restaurants or stores (I had yet to learn the value of the term "home cookedâ€ť). The process was all so exhilarating!
After graduating from the French Culinary Institute and finishing my degree in Studio Art from Hunter College, over time I became a visual artist, author, and chef. I combined all of these passions, as well as my love of travel, to bring you the No Potato Passover, a unique blend of flavors from all over the world. Not only are the recipes in this book easy and delicious, they are mostly "low carb" and gluten free due to Passover dietary restrictions and the challenge of this book.No Potato Passover is also a vibrant expression of my travels and intrinsic artistic sensibilities. Iâ€™ve certainly come a long way from my highchair concoctions, and I know that your journey to culinary creativity will be just as fun as mine has been.
Here are a few exciting recipes from my cookbook!
So full of delicious flavor!
Thought you can't make a good pareve cream soup? Think again!
Bursting with taste!
Want to win a Aviva Kanoff's "No Potato Passover"? Leave a comment telling us what ingredient you use the most on passover. Is it matzah? Eggs? Potatoes?