KISHRONIYAH 2019 COOKING WORKSHOP Adat Ha-Machon/Adat Ha-Nivonim
Everyone was busy chopping, dicing, measuring and listening to instructions to know what ingredient they were supposed to add next. The recipe of the day was Black Bean Chili and the chanichim (campers) were excited to taste their culinary creation. To go along with the chili were heavenly smelling cornbread muffins baking in the oven, a feast fit for Kishroniyah!
Aviva’s said, “We are making chili and it’s so much fun.”
Tova said, “It’s so interesting to learn safe chopping skills.”
Jordan said, “We are making a black bean chili substituting brown rice as a healthy option.
I love cooking because I love eating.”
This program is an introduction to cooking and baking, with an emphasis on healthy Jewish and American food. The participants will learn how to make specific dishes as well as learn the skills that will enable them to read recipes, plan meals and then prepare them. There are discussions about nutrition and manners as well. Everyone will take home a cookbook containing all the recipes they are taught. Participants will learn to cook dishes they already recognize and like, plus some things they may not have tasted, to expand their experiences with food. On each day of the program, the campers will learn main courses, side dishes, and desserts, as well as several soups and salads. The cupcake-decorating session is particularly popular, as is the annual cooking and baking competition where participants are divided into teams and get to show off their unique skills.
Paula Shoyer, known as “the kosher baker,” is the author of Healthy Jewish Kitchen, The Holiday Kosher Baker, The Kosher Baker, and The New Passover Menu. Paula has appeared on TV over 36 times, including Food Network’s Sweet Genius. She is a freelance writer for The Washington Post, Bnai Brith Magazine, Fleishigs Magazine, and more. Paula has a video series of her food travels around Israel and Paris on youtube. She graduated from the Ritz Escoffier in Paris and teaches classes across the United States and around the world for Jewish organizations, synagogues, and food and book festivals. Paula is also a professional cookbook editor and helps families create family cookbooks. She received the “Woman to Watch” award from Jewish Women International. Paula lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her husband and four hungry children. You can find her at www.thekosherbaker.com; Instagram: kosherbaker; Facebook: Paula Shoyer; The Kosher Baker; Twitter: Paula Shoyer, and her youtube channel.