Balaboosta Cover


By Einat Admony

Artisan Publishers, Hardcover, 9781579655006, 288pp.

Publication Date: September 3, 2013


Einat Admony is a 21st-century "balaboosta" (Yiddish for perfect housewife ).She's a mother and wife, but also a chef busy running three bustling New York City restaurants. Her debut cookbook features 140 of the recipes she cooks for the people she loves her children, her husband, and the many friends she regularly entertains. Here, Einat's mixed Israeli heritage (Yemenite, Persian) seamlessly blends with the fresh, sophisticated Mediterranean palate she honed while working in some of New York City's most beloved kitchens.

The result is a melting pot of meals for every need and occasion: exotic and exciting dinner-party dishes (harissa-spiced Moroccan fish, beet gnocchi), meals just for kids (chicken schnitzel, root veggie chips), healthy options (butternut squash and saffron soup, quinoa salad with preserved lemon and chickpeas), satisfying comfort food (creamy, cheesy potatoes, spicy chili), and so much more.

About the Author
Einat Admony is the chef-owner of New York City s popular Balaboosta and Taim restaurants, which have been featured in "The New Yorker", "The New York Times", and "New York" magazine, among many others. When Einat is not at her restaurants or competing (and winning!) on shows like "Chopped" and "Throwdown! with Bobby Flay", she can be found at home, cooking for the crowd of family and friends continually gathered around her dining table.