Hi I’m Amy Kritzer and welcome to What Jew Wanna Eat! Your source for home cooked (sometimes) kosher goodness. My first cookbook comes out September 5th! I also own ModernTribe.com; check it out for funny Jewish gifts and modern Judaica. Woo hoo!
I have always enjoyed cooking and baking, but needed a new goal, a challenge, to get back to my culinary roots. So, I called up Bubbe Eleanor and pleaded for her to send me her best recipes. Stat!
Growing up, I loved cooking with my Bubbe- braiding challah bread, rolling out rugleach, the works! Bubbe is not one to dally, and imagine my delight when a few days later I had hundreds of glorious recipes in my mailbox. Brisket, latkes, rugelach, challah, kugel and more! Mazel! So I stocked my kitchen with schmaltz and matzo meal, and have made it my goal to try one recipe a week, with my own personal twist on each.
I loved cooking these recipes so much, I quit my corporate job and went to culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu in Austin. Now I spend my days teaching cooking classes, developing recipes, personal chefing and food writing. My recipes have been featured in Cosmopolitan, Bon Appetit, The Today Show and others. In 2012 I was a finalist in Daily Candy’s Start Small, Go Big Contest.
What is Jewish food? Cuisine that has evolved through the cooking traditions of Jews around the world, influenced by kosher living and traditional holidays. No matter your religion, I hope you enjoy these tasty recipes! My modern interpretations of classic recipes bring new light to old favorites and I love bringing ingredients from other cultures to create a whole new unique cuisine.
P.S. Shop my Etsy page for cute aprons like the one below!
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