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Kosher by Design Teens and 20-Somethings: Cooking the Next Generation (ArtScroll (Mesorah))

Kosher By Design: Teens and 20-Somethings: Cooking for the Next Generation - Susie Fishbein I should probably start by saying I'm not Jewish. I can't attest to the "Jewishness" of this kosher cookbook. My knowledge of kosher laws extends to "no pork" and "no meat and dairy togethah". That is all.But.But, I like to cook, and I like to be able to cook for all of my friends, and if I'm eating something, I don't care if it's kosher, vegetarian, vegan -- or magical, for that matter -- it just has to taste good. So to all of the other non-Jews out there (Gentiles?) who are wondering why the hell you should spend your time reading this review or picking up this cookbook, let me tell you -- because it's awesome.This is a really well put-together cookbook with a good diverse mix of recipes (both in content and difficulty). There is a full-color picture of ever single recipe, and I can't stress enough how impressive and important that is. My mouth watered flipping through this book. I tabbed a lot of recipes as to-make, and that's always a good sign when in the market for a cookbook.The goal of the book, it seems, is to appeal to a younger set, and on that, I think it's fairly successful. I mean, it still may not be the most usable fora college kid in a dorm with only a hot-plate, but the recipes offered are easy to follow, there's a great variety in terms of skill and taste, and there is a section in the back devoted to party planning and bringing it all together. I ♥ this, and I love when cookbooks have this, even if I don't actually need help planning a party or hostessing. Reading through it just gets you in the mood for a little shindig.The recipe I ended up making was a recipe for scones. It was a pretty standard scone recipe, other than that it had an egg wash rather than a cream wash, which I guess isn't that out of the ordinary. I made it for my bookclub's discussion of Soulless (and another member made treacle tart!) Along with the tea and cocoa I brought, it was kinda perfect, and the scones turned out just as scones should (mine were blueberry). I will be making them again, and trying more of the recipes in this book.[Note: I received a copy of this for review.]