Featured Giveaway: Chic Made Simple Cookbook

Just in time for Hanukah, the new cookbook CHIC MADE SIMPLE has arrived in stores. Esther Deutsch, food editor for Ami magazine and super accomplished food stylist and recipe developer has launched new debut cookbook called CHIC MADE SIMPLE.   It’s chic looking, glossy, bright and beautiful with over 210 photos.  The recipes are simple so the title is perfectly fitting.  The author’s theory is that food that looks irresistible will also taste as such.  Her recipes are designed to look and taste like gourmet cuisine without the fuss. They are simple enough for the novice, fast enough for the busy cook, and impressive enough for the most accomplished.

The book features recipes like Clementine Glazed Chicken and Baby Arugula Salad with Balsamic Soy Vinaigrette (that sounds like it will be a GKC fav!), Sushi Gefilte Fish, and Striped Sesame Teriyaki Salmon (this looks like you catered it!).  Much thanks to the author for sharing that sneak peak recipe here.

Have questions for the author? Esther Deutsch wants your questions and feedback. Ask it here, (questions get double entries!)  GKC has one. How would you plate a piece of salmon that is cut after it is cooked (meaning a more rustic, jagged edge piece)? Stay tuned for the answers to all of your questions soon.

GKC is smitten with CHIC MADE SIMPLE.  You will be too!

Submit to win or get one while they last from Feldheim Publishers for $36.99.

127 thoughts on “Featured Giveaway: Chic Made Simple Cookbook

  1. Love all your fabulous recipes and ideas . I would love to add this cookbook to my growing collection.

  2. hi esther,
    mazel tov on you beautiful cookbook. my question is — lots of recipes call for soaking fish in milk. could you suggest a dairy free substitute?

    • Hi Ruth –

      The main reason why fish is soaked in milk is because the acids in the milk neutralizes the “fishy” odor of the fish. You can achieve the same results with soaking the fish in water and some lemon juice. Soaking the fish in saltwater is another option, but then you may need to readjust the recipe so your dish won’t be too salty. Good Luck!

    • Hi Eva –

      The salmon tartar and tuna tartar recipe in CHIC are delicious and super easy to prepare. They are also the perfect starter for a Shabbos lunch meal since they can be prepared fresh. Enjoy!

  3. Anything cookbook that has easy recipes that looks elegant and are kosher is a cookbook that belongs in my kitchen!

  4. with working full time having no cleaning help and always looking for new easy dishes to make i would love to win this cookbook

  5. I would love a cookbook for free! My kosher collection lacks only this book, and I have spent a fortune already.

    • Thanks Debra!

      There are 3 recipes for sea bass in CHIC plus an option to prepare the Pistachio Salmon with sea bass instead of salmon. Because sea bass is a fatty fish it works well with various methods of preparation like pan searing, baking, grilling etc. I prefer to bake the sea bass since it retains it shape better and allows for prettier presentation,while still maintaining its great flavor.

  6. I’m looking forward to using the chic cookbook by the ever so chic Esti, and I’d love to win it from my favorite foodie blog/website.

  7. My daughter in law is Yemenite–and I have actually tasted her soup–will try this recipe. Would love to win the cookbook!

  8. Saw this book at a friend’s house and it’s beautiful. Would love it for some new recipes!

  9. How do you fix meringue in the summer? I have read that in high humidity not to bother with meringue, yet it is a summer staple for pie. Please help me figure out how to make meringue int he summer successfully.

    • Hi – Its generally not recommended to make meringue in high humidity since it will cause the meringue to become gummy and chewy. If this happens, place the meringue back in to the oven at 250 F for approximately 25 – 30 minutes to allow the meringue to dry out and crisp up a bit.

  10. Judging from the Teriyaki Salmon Recipe, this cookbook is a real winner! I would love to win one!

  11. shalom, i would love to win this book as someone who is kosher and expecting a baby in januaru this would be perfect to help with my food intake and for my baby. i never have won anything but i keep trying lol b-h