Kim Kushner is the author of three best-selling cookbooks, ‘I ♥ Kosher’, ‘The Modern Menu’, and ‘The New Kosher’. Kim has become known for redefining kosher cuisine as her cookbooks offer recipes for delicious and artful dishes while using accessible, seasonal ingredients. ‘The Modern Menu’ and ‘The New Kosher’ have received international fame and vast media coverage including but not limited to: The Today Show, Huffpost Taste, Oprah.com, The Jewish Week, and Mercury News among many others. ‘The Modern Menu’ was also voted ‘The Best New Kosher Cookbook’ by joyofkosher.com. “I ♥ Kosher: Beautiful Recipes From My Kitchen was released in December 2018 and immediately became a #1 new release Amazon.com.
Kim starting cooking at a young age at home with her Moroccan-born mother. Hands-on experience with fresh and international ingredients gave Kim an edge when she began her studies at the prestigious Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan, where she excelled in their Professional Culinary Program. After writing for Food & Wine and Chile Pepper magazines, where she developed simple but innovative recipes for their subscribers to try at home, word of Kim’s skill at making gourmet kosher dishes from simple and elegant ingredients began to spread. Before long, she found herself working as a private chef for some of New York City’s most discerning eaters, and teaching private cooking classes out of her own kitchen.
Kim’s culinary style, much like her life, is a study in Modern Orthodoxy: her kitchen is kosher; yet, she is young, and her perspective is fresh and new. She’s become well known in New York City and abroad for her healthy, seasonal, and hearty dishes made from locally grown produce — not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of kosher cuisine.
Kim has travelled the world teaching her wildly popular cooking classes in London, Italy, France, Israel and Canada. Through her cooking demonstrations, Kim has helped raise money for multiple charities and fundraisers.
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