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Baroness Tapuzina

I live in a small predominately Yemenite farming village in central Israel that is surrounded by citrus groves and nurseries. I am originally from a small town in Alabama, born to an immigrant Jewish-German family. My best friend called my home the â??house of weird vegetablesâ??!... Full Bio
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“Fudgy” Haroset Brownies by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It is hard to get a chef to part with a special recipe and when you finally get the recipe out of them, they may leave out key ingredients so that when you try to make it at ... Read on »
Chinese for the Holidays – Kung Pao Turkey by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking There is a stereotype that all Jews eat Chinese food on Christmas Eve, well…. my family either ate Chinese at our favourite restaurant or we had Texas barbecued brisket from ... Read on »
Jiǎozi – Chinese Pot Stickers by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking For those of you who have followed me on this blog, you know that I have had many cooking mentors in my life: my mother, father, both grandmothers, Uncle Alfred, my second m ... Read on »
Slow Roasted Short Ribs in Pomegranate Juice by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Over the years I have posted a lot of recipes for slow cooking on my blog; this stems from my dream to have an outdoor brick oven for making pizza, bread and clay pots fille ... Read on »
Goat with the Wind Dairy by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking As you drive on the rocky and uneven road down to the Goat with the Wind (Halav im HaRuach) organic dairy, a solar-powered goat farm near the village of Yodfat in the Galile ... Read on »
Spring Meal with Friends by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking As I started describing in my last blog post, Mr BT and I went to our friends Cassia and Massimo for a festive Yom Ha’atzmaut meal: we brought the lamb and dessert and Massi ... Read on »
Two Variations of Roasted Spring Lamb with Orange and Herbs by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Spring has sprung all over Israel and after a rather sad period in my life, I am basking in the beauty of nature’s bounty. Over the past few weeks, Mr BT and  I have travell ... Read on »
Low Cooking Flame by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Losing a loved one is something that no one wishes on themselves or at least hopes that the person one has lost had a very long and fruitful life, but when the loss is a par ... Read on »
Eccles Cakes for Tu Bishvat by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking   I don’t know why, but I have always had a fascination with mincemeat. I don’t even remember the first time I ate this boozy filling in a pie, but I must have been a child ... Read on »
Comfort in a Bowl by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I am sure everyone is wondering where I have been for the last two months. I wish I could give you some glamorous answer, but the truth is that life got in my way: work dead ... Read on »
Lemon and Goat’s Cheese Ravioli by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Italians are passionate about just about everything, but when it comes to food, they have a passion for the ingredients that make up a dish as much as for the final result. ... Read on »
Ein Kamonim Goat Farm by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Amiram and Drora Obrutsky started the Ein Camonim goat farm in 1979. They took the name Ein Camonim from Ephraim Kishon’s book The Fox in the Chicken-Coop, which is about an ... Read on »
Corn Couscous with Lamb and Vegetables by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking As I have noted on many of my Moroccan posts, Paula Wolfert is responsible for my love of Moroccan food. When I picked up her original Couscous and Other Good Food from Moro ... Read on »
Rosh Hashana 5772: Tarte à la Compote de Pommes by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking For erev Rosh Hashana I tried another recipe from Joan Nathan’s new cookbook, Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France, and it was a perfect end ... Read on »
Rosh Hashana 5772: Muesli Challah by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I love researching the history of food, and one of the foremost experts on the history of Jewish Food is Gil Marks. I am going to have the immense honor of dining with him a ... Read on »
A Moroccan Fantasy in Israel by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I have been talking for the last several years about driving up to the north for the day and going to the Moroccan Fantasy (פנטזיה מרוקאית) store in Hatzor Haglilit to find ... Read on »
Borough Market Part II – International Stalls by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Here is my second and final installment about Borough Market. The market has an extensive international representation with stalls from Italy, France, Spain, Turkey, Greece, ... Read on »
An Ottolenghi Dinner by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Ever since Mr. BT gave me the Plenty cookbook I have been wanting to make everything in the book. Most of the recipes are perfect for the scorching summer when no one feels ... Read on »
Israel Celebrates Ramadan Too by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking There are about one and a quarter million Muslims in Israel, and most of them will observe the holy month of Ramadan, which this year begins on the evening of the 29th of Ju ... Read on »
Green Pancakes with Lime Butter by Baroness Tapuzina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The second feature of our brunch on Saturday was delicious savoury pancakes made with spinach, green onions and chillies. The accompanying lime-garlic butter was a perfect a ... Read on »