Kishroniyah with Machon & Nivonim, Cooking!
These chanichim (campers) in Machon and Nivonim participated in the intensive Cooking Kishroniya program with Paula Shoyer (bio, below). They prepared a delicious dinner of chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans and babka one day. Another project was a pizza competition that involved creating unique pizzas plus one secret ingredient that they had to incorporate, without knowing what it was in advance. The pizza competition required serious planning, including calculating and ordering ingredients, writing the recipe, and cooking it. The judge: Josh Edelglass. This Kishroniyah culminated in the creation of the their own special cookbook. Yum.
Paula Shoyer, known as “the kosher baker,” is the author of The Holiday Kosher Baker (Sterling 2013), The Kosher Baker: 160 Dairy-Free Recipes From Traditional to Trendy (Brandeis 2010), The New Passover Menu (Sterling 2015), and the upcoming Healthy Jewish Kitchen (Sterling 2017). She is a freelance writer for The Washington Post, Hadassah, Joy of Kosher, and Jewish Food Experience. Paula graduated from the Ritz Escoffier in Paris and teaches cooking and baking classes across the United States and around the world. Paula does large-scale baking and cooking demonstrations for Jewish organizations, synagogues, Jewish book festivals and more. Paula has appeared on Food Network’s Sweet Genius, Home & Family on Hallmark Channel, Fox News New York, San Diego Living and many other local Washington, D.C. and national TV stations. Paula also develops recipes for kosher food companies. In 2015 she was awarded “Woman to Watch” by Jewish Women International, in 2016 as “Woman of the Year” by Hadassah of the Hamptons and also in 2016 as a “Kosher Food Pioneer” by the kosher food bloggers community. Paula lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her husband and four children. You can find her at www.thekosherbaker.com; Instagram: kosherbaker; Facebook: Paula Shoyer; The Kosher Baker; Twitter: Paula Shoyer.