In this episode of the Find Dining podcast, we talk to food blogger Liz Rueven of Kosher Like Me about the rules of kosher dining and her new Passover cookbook, 4 Bloggers Dish: Passover: Modern Twists on Traditional Flavors. We discuss the parallels between ancient kosher laws and the modern organic food movement, the questions to ask at your local farmer’s market, and tips for updating the traditional Passover menu.
- Check out Liz’s blog, Kosher Like Me
- Liz’s advice for sourcing kosher/organic foods when traveling is to go to local farmer’s market or take a walking food tour early in the trip and talk to people about where they shop and eat.
- Liz’s favorite farmer’s market is in her hometown of Westport, Connecticut
- When shopping at a farmers market, ask the vendors how much of the food is local and if they were grown without pesticides.
- Try the fried olives at Balaboosta
- Liz co-authored 4 Bloggers Dish: Passover: Modern Twists on Traditional Flavors with Amy Kritzer of What Jew Wanna Eat, Sarah Lasry of The Patchke Princess, and Whitney Fisch of Jew Hungry
- Find out how Mazon helps feed the hungry in Los Angeles and supports community services throughout the country.
- Q: Avocados are the second fattiest fruit. What is the first?
- A: Olives.
Out of the Frying Pan:
- Favorite Recipes from the book that Liz wrote: Slow Roasted Beet Relish
- Favorite Recipe from the book that one her partner’s wrote: Amy’s Mini Potato Kugel
- Favorite food tour: Bend, OR
- Blogger to follow: Amy Kritzer, Sarah Lasry, and Whitney Fisch
- To get vegetarian or kosher food in New York City: 12 Chairs
- Favorite place to eat in or around Westport, CT: The Schoolhouse