Quiches, Kugels and Couscous: In Search of Jewish Cooking in France is Joan Nathan’s next cookbook published by Knopf. Joan an author, international authority on Jewish cooking and television personality shared with a small group of guests at her home, including myself, a dinner featuring recipes from her cookbook due out next fall.
It was a memorable evening: the exclusive tasting of these Jewish recipes of France, Chef François Dionot’s, founder and owner of L’Academie de Cuisine, deft culinary touch and an amalgam of women chefs and media types. As for the media, Wolf Blitzer of CNN and his wife who are long time friends with Joan and her husband, Allan added an additional dimension to the evening.
There is a lot for you in this story:
1. The evening’s menu
2. Joan has graciously given her permission to share with you her Moroccan Braised Lamb Couscous recipe and back story from filmmaker, Claude Lelouch. The recipe is ideal for Hanukkah
3. Video snippets of the group pre-dinner table and dinner table
4. Photo slide show
Dinner with Joan Nathan and Wolf Blitzer - great Hanukkah recipe - exclusive sneak peak
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