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Butternut Squash with Kooba

by Linda Capeloto Sendowski on January 11, 2011

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As of yesterday I finally am organized and ready for the New Year.  I have plans for 2011 and the year is off to a great start!  My friend Nina Bassa was kind enough to come over yesterday and cook with me for 3 hours.  Nina is an amazing cook and fountain of culinary knowledge.  She is not a foodie or professional in any way, but if there was a category for chefs called reality versus made for TV fantasy, she would be one of the Iron chefs of the reality category.

Nina is Israeli, her parents originally from Romania.  Her husband is Iraqi.  She cooks Sephardic, Romanian, Iraqi, [click to continue…]

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Bamya With Beef Stuffed Kooba

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My vivacious friend  Nina is an Israeli American whose family was originally from Romania.  Her husband is originally from Iraq.  As a result, Nina knows how to make all of the most amazing Israeli, Iraqi, Romanian, and Sephardic dishes. Nina’s recipes are in her head, from a lifetime of cooking seven days a week.  I had […]

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