I love trying out new cookbooks and writing about the results. There were so many good sounding recipes in Einat Admony's "Balaboosta" that it was hard to choose. While the dumplings weren't successful, the beet soup with meatballs was still delicious and a wonderful winter dish (even with our warm California winter). Check it out here:
Alix is a personal chef and freelance writer in the SF Bay Area. You can keep up with her writing and cooking here.