Cooking has been a passion for me, and passing on my knowledge and experience to a new kosher audience is one of my greatest joys. When my two earlier books were published — “Kosher Cuisine” and “Helen Nash’s Kosher Kitchen” — that joy was mingled with regret at having to exclude so many more appetizing dishes and ideas about cuisine, nutrition and a healthful approach to everyday meals.
A wedding in Los Angeles should mean only one thing: beach. My fiancé and I wanted the reception to evoke thoughts of a Hawaiian luau or Costa Rican beach party -- minus the pig on a spit, of course.
I had one overriding concern: 30 religious guests from New York and Jerusalem, all expecting kosher food. Meanwhile, my secular Jewish friends and non-Jewish college friends expect classy, tasty food. Are kosher and classy food mutually exclusive options? How could I please all the guests at my wedding?
After one day of panic and two of extensive research, I considered the following options: