Did you ever open a new cookbook and immediately want to cook every recipe? That’s how I felt as soon as I began reading The Silver Platter by Daniella Silver with tips and techniques from Norene Gilletz. Now I have told you before that I do not keep a kosher home, but I do receive a good number of kosher cookbooks to read and review. The recipes in this book are mouth watering whether you are Jewish or not and you certainly do not have to keep kosher to enjoy eating the food from this book. The recipes are all easily prepared and family friendly. Of course there are some fancier menu ideas for holidays and entertaining but they are presented in a way that makes even the fancier recipes easy to follow.
The recipes have been developed by Daniella Silver and reflect her culinary journey. She grew up in an artistic environment so when she married and had a family of her own she wanted her food to not only taste good, but look beautiful as well. And it was also important to her that her food pleased all palates. The Silver Palate, Daniella’s first cookbook, gives us over 160 healthful, mouth watering recipes ranging from appetizers to desserts with every course in between. The full color photographs that accompany each recipe make you want to eat the pages.
Norene Gilletz is a well seasoned cookbook author. She was one of the first to publish a kosher cookbook and has over 40 years experience as a leader of the kosher food revolution. It was a phone call from Daniella that lead to their collaboration. Norene said that Daniella Silver opened a new page int the world of kosher cookbooks. “She reminded me so much of myself when I was about her age: a young mom, involved in the community, highly energetic and committed. Her passion for creating spectacular food from simple ingredients blew me away.”
This is a cookbook that I highly recommend no matter what dietary rules you follow. In fact, the recipes also contain gluten free options as well as nutritional information! And just to tempt your tastebuds I have included a recipe or two for you to enjoy.
Have a delicious day,