Balaboosta Summary

One of Cooking Light’s 10 Favorite Cookbooks of the Year:“Inventive and heartily satisfying twists on Middle-Eastern-meets-Mediterranean cuisine.” —TheNew York Times

Einat Admony is a twenty-first-century balaboosta (Yiddish for “perfect housewife”). She’s a mother and wife, but also a chef busy running three bustling New York City restaurants. Her debut cookbook features 140 of the recipes she cooks for the people she loves—her children, her husband, and the many friends she regularly entertains. Here, Einat’s mixed Israeli heritage—Yemenite and Persian—seamlessly blends with the fresh, sophisticated Mediterranean palate she honed while working in some of New York City’s most beloved kitchens.

The result is a melting pot of meals for every need and occasion: exotic and exciting dinner-party dishes (harissa-spiced Moroccan fish, beet gnocchi), meals just for kids (chicken schnitzel, root veggie chips), healthy options (butternut squash and saffron soup, quinoa salad with preserved lemon and chickpeas), satisfying comfort food (creamy, cheesy potatoes, spicy chili), and so much more.

“Engagingly written, with humor, enthusiasm and great stories.” —The Jewish Week

“A multinational smorgasbord of intensely flavorful dishes.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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