Joy of Kosher Cookbook Review & Giveaway

Joy of Kosher Cookbook Review & Giveaway

When Jamie Geller coined herself “the bride who knew nothing” I believed her. In her Quick & Kosher cookbooks series, Jamie shared recipes that were exactly as titled – simple, easy and quick dishes that the most novice of cooks could whip out of their kitchen. Some recipes were as simple as pairing store-bought barbeque sauce with shredded store-bought rotisserie chicken – now who can’t do that?

Being a fan of Jamie’s spunky personality and can-do attitude, I owned both of her cookbooks and was familiar with all the recipes from the bride who knew nothing. Which is precisely why the Joy of Kosher cookbook swept me right off my feet. That clueless young bride that could not make a pot of chicken soup evolved into a sophisticated cook with innovative recipes that are as pleasing to the eye as they are on the palate.

I know that because I was lucky enough to attend Jamie’s cookbook launch party where I sampled many of the dishes in the book including ktzizot (Israeli mini burgers), Meditteranean lamb skewers, cilantro corn cakes, mini slow cooker turkey spinach meatloaf, BBQ short rib sliders, fudge brownies, caramel apples with crushed candy and kiddie candy bark.  I was literally blown away by the amazing flavor in each and every dish. The cocktail meatballs with sweet and sour sauce were some of the most tender meatballs I’d ever had, and the carrot honey cake was an eye-opening experience for a honey-cake-purist like myself.

Recipes from the bride who knew nothing? Not anymore.

Browsing through Jamie’s book, you’ll find that she shares a lot more than just stellar recipes. She shares of piece of herself. With each chapter, Ms. Geller opens another door to her life and home, drawing you in like you’re part of the family. An adorable one, I might add. As a food photographer, I don’t know which I like more – the expertly styled food photos that jump off the page, or the out-of-this-world moments captured of her precious clan of five.

Aside from beautiful photos and mouthwatering recipes, Joy of Kosher packs it all in by offering a dressed up an dressed down version of each recipe. That means you can whip it up real fast for family, or polish it up for Shabbat or holiday meals. A handy holiday menu guide and Passover conversion table complete the book, making it perfect for year-round use.

In honor of the upcoming holiday of Passover, I’m giving away a free copy of the Joy of Kosher cookbook! To enter, simply leave a comment below with your favorite Passover dish. You can also follow Busy In Brooklyn via any of the channels below for an extra entry. Just be sure to leave a note in the comment letting me know where you follow.



Jamie Geller and I at the Joy of Kosher Cookbook Launch Party

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118 thoughts on “Joy of Kosher Cookbook Review & Giveaway

  1. I love your post, very exciting re the new book.
    I will add the sweet potatoes , marshmelo recepie, it will remind of Thanksgiving and a great edition to the turkey..

  2. klershin – a german recipe for large matza balls (made with whole matzos and spices)- served with brisket

  3. Love your blog!!!! fav pessach recipe is a traditional moroccan soup we eat the first night of seder.

  4. I love freshly roasted butternut squash and onions on Pesach – simple but delish! I also follow BIB on facebook and instagram :) (3 total entries!)

  5. Favorite Passover dish would ahve to be Yaptzik, my mom-in-law mwakes the best!!! Wuold LOVE to win the cookbook, big fan of Jamie!

    I follow you on all aspects of Social Media :)
    Facebook, Twitter,Instagram, and Pinterest!

  6. Pesach is a major cooking extravaganza at our house. My husband and I have our won specialties: his is homemade gefilte fish with parsley mayonnaise and mine is a chocolate mousse pie, which I have been making for over 30 years. Both are real crowd pleasers

  7. favorite salad is avocado, pomegranite, mango with a bit of lime and salt- its my pesach breakfast (and lunch and dinner!) daily

    and i follow you on pinterest

  8. First, I MUST say – I love your blog!

    my favorite food for Passover is the chicken soup with my own home made egg noodles. Yummy!

  9. My favorite dish for Pesach are “pop-overs”. They can be for breakfast with cream cheese or for lunch with tuna. They are even yummy plain. And…I also follow you on Facebook. Happy cooking!

  10. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! for this most beautiful and amazing review and for hosting this contest – I loved that you included the picture of us at the launch party. Wishing everyone luck with the contest and a Happy Passover! XOXOXO!

  11. Hard boiled eggs with onions. A favorite in my house growing up. Nowadays we use more white than yolk but the strength of the onions remains the same. Facebook is where I follow you.

  12. My favorite meal for passover is matzah ball soup. Thank you for all the great recipes and the giveaway.

  13. Hi! Thanks for the giveaway…love your site esp your Mediterranean twist.

    Follow you on Facebook and Pinterest, oh and I like Matza, chicken soup, and lots of fruit

  14. אני ממש נהנת מהמתכונים שאת מפרסמת גם יפים ;מיוחדים וממה שניסיתי גם טעימים

  15. Hi Jamie,
    Making your potato kugel for my guests tonight
    Hope it’s as good as it looks!
    I’ll let you know
    BTW my maiden name is Geller, wondering if
    we could be related
    Happy Passover
    Lynne Russinoff

    1. Hi Lynne! I did a review of Jamie’s cookbook on my blog, but the best way to reach her would probably be through the Joy of Kosher website, as she does not read the comments on here.

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