by Hanukkah Jerry
During your holidays, you may have many presents to buy for Hanukkah. Why not check out the new book Kosher for the Clueless but Curious by Shimon Apisdorf?
The book is a guide for the Jewish way of life, and includes a cookbook, containing recipes from carrot muffins to spinach linguini. If that doesn't fill your neshama ( soul ) , I don't know what will.
The book goes on to bust up myths surrounding kosher stereotypes. This may be a good present for your partner or friend who doesn't understand your life in Judaism.
To sum up kosher in one sentence, the book says, 'Kosher is a comprehensive dietary discipline designed to promote Jewish spirituality.'
For a Kosher newbie like myself, the book does an excellent job with the vocabulary. I admit that I am "clueless" and have a lot to learn. The book addresses "is it correct to eat kosher food in a nonkosher home or restaurant?" Let's just treat this situation like a vegetarian and don't mix up the foods when cooking them.
Also, I like the way the book describes how diet affects behavior, because—let's face it, kids—we are what we eat!