Food Photographers Who Inspire Me

Since I started food blogging, food photography has become my other passion. Now, I equally love food photography as much as I love cooking food. I have really invested in advancing my food photography by buying professional camera equipment and tons of props. I am seriously addicted to buying props and currently have a growing collection. Also now that I post weekly, I am constantly practicing my food photography skills.  I now enjoy looking through cookbooks, magazines, and websites ...

Churro Hamantaschen (Cookies)

It's official, Purim is less than a week away! Before you know it, everyone will be dressing up and eating tons of hamantaschen. Being the cookie fanatic that I am, I just can't eat enough hamantaschen. Aren't they just great? Every year the highlight of Purim, for me, is when my dad makes his amazing hamantaschen. It's really fun to make them with him in the kitchen. He even makes a surprisingly delicious gluten free hamantaschen for my mom. But, to be honest, I get tired of the typical&...

Mantecada Cakes

Ok, can we talk about how good these look! These sweet and spongy, Spanish cakes are actually made with duck fat! Yes, that right! Only, my good friend, Melinda from Kitchen-Tested.com would come up with such a fun dessert as these. So as you can tell, I have Melinda Stauss guest posting this week, here on the blog. Melinda is one of the amazing foodie friends that I have been fortunate to make early on in my culinary career. I really consider her my mentor in the food blogging world. She ...

Samosa Potato Salad

This week I have Chanie Apfelbaum, from BusyInBrooklyn.com, guest posting. I have been a fan of Chanie for a long time now. I was following her way before I even started my own blog. Chanie's blog, BusyInBrooklyn, is famous for her modern takes on traditional Jewish recipes and her mouth-watering food photography. I have guest posted on BIB a Honey Apple Galette recipe when Chanie had her baby. You can check that post here.  Alright, so can we talk about how ...

Kale Citrus Salad

As you guys know, I am having all of my favorite food bloggers to help me by guest posting here on CookWithChefEitan. Last week, I had Amy from WhatJewWannaEat.com guest posting. You can check that recipe out here. This week, I have the pleasure of having Shushy Turn-Shine, CookingInHeels, guest posting. You may know her from her food blog or her Instagram CookingInHeelss. I love seeing what she is cooking.  Alright, I'll let Shushy take it over from here! Eitan and I began speaking ...

Roasted Chickpea Pita Sandwich with Green Tahini and Pickled Onions

Hi Guys! I am super fortunate to have tons of really cool things going on right now. I can't wait to tell you guys all about them when the time comes. Meanwhile, I reached out to some of my favorite food bloggers to help me by guest post for a few weeks. I'm starting it all off with my friend who is a proud bagel-and-lox-aholic. Amy Kritzer is the creator of the amazing food blog, What Jew Wanna Eat. She is also the author of Sweet Noshings, and is the owner of  Modern...

Matzo Ball Tortilla Soup

I present to you one of my all time favorite soups, Matzo Ball Tortilla Soup. I just love this soup. It takes two already amazing things and puts them together into one big bowl of comfort food. I had already been a fan of Tortilla Soup, so when Manischewitz asked me to develop some recipes for them I knew what I had to do. I made some matzo balls using Manischewitz's amazing Matzo Ball Mix and added them into this already amazing soup recipe. It is literally an entire ...

White Chocolate Indian Bark

Yay! It is finally winter vacation! After my first semester of high school, it is nice to have a break. It has surely been a challenge to balance my school work and my "Chef Eitan Work", as I call it. I get home later and have more work than before, so I've had to be even more efficient with my time. I've learned to embrace my inner workaholic and use all the time that I can to do work. I really love what I do. Over vacation, I really like to experiment in the kitchen. I ...

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

If you are looking for me right now, you can find me in my kitchen obsessing over this plate of Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce. The flavor of these juicy chicken kebabs dipped into the rich peanut sauce is the perfect bite. These have always been something that I've wanted to try. I've just never gotten to making them, until today! I know what you're thinking! But like do you even know me? I get extremely excited about food 24/7. I don't believe there is a wrong time to eat ...

Tomato Spinach Scrambled Eggs

Ok, let's talk about scrambled eggs. While it may seem like the simplest recipe to make, there is actually a special technique to the perfect scrambled eggs. I vividly remember learning to make the perfect scrambled eggs at the culinary course I took at ICC, two summers ago. We learned that you have to continuously mix the eggs, to prevent them from browning. Oh boy! If your scrambled eggs had a dot of browned egg, the chef would throw it away and you had to start over ...

Over-The-Top Peanut Butter Chocolate Milkshake

Happy New Years! It is officially 2017 and I'm starting off the year with a bang! I have decided that this year I will start eating healthy. Today January 1, 2017, I am starting a Raw Vegan Cleanse. Only raw vegetables for me, no meat, no packages foods--Ok scratch that! I am starting this year off, the right way, with a huge peanut butter and chocolate milkshake made of  ice cream, peanut butter cups, crushed Butterfingers, chocolate sauce, and more. This totally decadent over the ...

Baby Lamb Chops with Minty Chimichurri Sauce

This week I am trying something new, here on CookWithChefEitan.com! I have actually never had lamb chops before. I was super excited to try them when I got them from Grow and Behold! We all know that mint goes really well with lamb so I figured, for my first time I had to go with a nice Minty Chimichuri Sauce. If you have also never tried them before, I definitely suggest buying some and topping them with the sauce!  I have been so looking forward to this ...