Perfect for Pesach

Perfect for Pesach is perfect! I have been anticipating the arrival of this cookbook for months! When Naomi Nachman told me, a while back, that she was writing a cookbook I was really excited for her. For those of you who don't know, Naomi is one of the greatest friends that I have made through the kosher food industry. I consider her one of my mentors and I seriously look up to her. I have learned tons of important things about food and the about the kosher food industry from ...

Whipped Ricotta Toast with Berries

Your breakfast is about to get upgraded! Every morning the absolute first thing on my mind in breakfast. I pop out of bed and head straight to the kitchen to eat. Nothing can stop me from of eating my breakfast. The 7 hours I get of sleep every day is the longest I go without eating. What can I say? I'm a foodie! So breakfast is not an option for me but a necessity. On typical school days, I just have cereal because who has time? But I always welcome the chance when I get to make a fancier ...

Taco Salad With Adobo Skirt Steak

Let's talk about salad. By definition, a salad is a cold dish made up of a mixture of raw or cooked vegetables. So there are an endless amount of salads out there is the world. As you may have noticed, I'm not that into salads, but I think I have just found my new favorite one. When you throw some adobo marinated skirt steak, avocado, tortilla chips, and cilantro lime dressing into a bowl of salad, I just simply can't resist. That is why when Danielle Renov, from Peas Love & Carrots, ...

Homemade Butter

Today we are making homemade butter! Say what!? Yes, it's true. I know making your own butter may sound very scary and intimidating but it is actually super easy. People have been making butter for over 10,000 years. Ever since people have domesticated animals, they have been churning butter. It is a fairly simple process that literally anyone can do. All you need is some cream and something to agitate it with. You can use so many things to make butter like a jar, an electric mixer, a ...

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 ...