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I was lucky enough to moderate a food panel at the Mandell JCC in West Hartford, CT.   This panel, was part of the annual book festival and is titled "FOOD and FOODIES".  It featured 3 authors and 3 very unique books.  I loved meeting Louisa, Allen and Mark- what a very fun night.  

Mark Russ Federman, the former owner/proprietor of the beloved appetizing store on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, tells the delightful, mouthwatering story of an immigrant family’s journey from a pushcart in 1907 to “New York’s most hallowed shrine to the miracle of caviar, smoked salmon, ethereal herring, and silken chopped liver”- The New York Times Magazine








Allen Salkin shows how the sausage really gets made at the Food Network in From Scratch, a behind-the-scenes history liberally spiced with gossip and unsavory tidbits.”—Entertainment Weekly













In The New Persian Kitchen, acclaimed chef Louisa Shafia explores her Iranian heritage by reimagining classic Persian recipes from a fresh, vegetable-focused perspective. These vibrant recipes demystify Persian ingredients like rose petals, dried limes, tamarind, and sumac, while offering surprising preparations for familiar foods such as beets, carrots, mint, and yogurt for the busy, health-conscious cook.