Susie Fishbein is a name that I heard tossed around more and more as I cooked less in non-kosher restaurants, and began keeping a semi kosher diet, while starting my personal chef company, The Kosher Tomato. My clients would often have at least ONE (if not all) of her many cookbooks and refer to them time and again when requesting meals, whether weekly or for holiday preparations.
It was not until I received my own “Kosher by Design” cookbook (Picture Perfect Food for the Holidays & Every Day) that I realized how great her recipes really were. Always a simple approach, yet stunning presentations. Even if you do not keep kosher, or are not even Jewish for that matter – I can tell you that it won’t matter! Just like I try to promote this “Kosher Tomato” blog as what I believe it is “Delicious food that HAPPENS to be kosher” – the same way I view Susie Fishbein’s cookbooks!
You can only imagine my excitement when I was asked to participate in her Virtual Book Party! I was given a sneak peak of her final installment of her kosher by design series “Kosher by design brings it home” (Looks amazing so far, filled with a variety of cuisines!) Not only that, but my readers have a chance to win over $1000 in prizes!
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I am sharing her recipe for Rosemary Lavender Chicken – which I have to say- I was hesitant about because of lavender- but must admit that it came out delicious! The fact that it has a sweet and sour element works well with the herbs. But…There is SO MUCH MORE from her travels!! The book will be available in stores this Thursday, February 25, 2016. The GOOD NEWS is you can pre-order it from amazon using my affiliate link and help me earn money to support this blog!
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Disclosure: I am getting a complimentary copy of Kosher by Design Brings it Home in exchange for participating in this party. However, all opionions are my own. This post contains affiliate links, which means that a small percentage of every purchase made through that link goes to help support this blog. (Disclosure borrowed from overtimecook.com)
- 1 chicken, cut into eighths
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄2 cup wildflower or clover honey
- 4 teaspoons Herbs du Provence; select one that is heavy on the lavender.
- I like Morton and Basset brand
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, chopped
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne
- 1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar
- fresh rosemary sprigs or other fresh herbs, for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 400F
- Place the chicken into an oven-to-table casserole dish.
- Massage the canola oil into the chicken; sprinkle with
- In a small bowl, combine the honey, Herbs du Provence, rosemary, cayenne, and vinegar. Set aside.
- Bake the chicken for 35 minutes, uncovered. Then, baste the chicken every 10 minutes with the honey-lavender mixture until cooked through and nicely browned. Total cooking time should be about 1 hour.
- Garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs or other fresh herbs.