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Bay leaves, known also as laurel, are what Ancient Emperors and Poet Laureates wore as crowns. (Sometimes they were gilden in gold, as in the case of the emperors, but the leaves you see adorning the heads of regal ancient statues are not from the olive tree; they are laurel. The laurel leaves were a symbol of wisdom in the ancient world, as myth has it Daphne transformed herself into a laurel bush in order to stay off the advances of Apollo who desired her. A couple leaves in a soup or stew would also be a wise choice. Bay leaves:
The kugel was amazing. My guests couldn’t believe it was non-dairy! Yum! I also made your roasted vegetables recipes. It was a great combination. So easy beautiful and tasted great. Thank you for helping me to make a wonderful meal for family and friends. L’Shana Tova.Nancy Sacks
Elana, your classes and the recipes I’ve learned have gotten me through the holidays. I cooked the brisket with some English accoutrements (minty peas, ginger carrots and Yorkshire pudding) on Christmas day, along with the pumpkin pie. On New Years I cooked your Chicken Tagine with Couscous, and your Blackberry Chiantishire dessert. Needless to say there was some great spiel over the food cooked and I’ve got you to thank for it. See you in class!Sophia Marsh-Ochsner
I love love love being in your classes!! You are bringing so much joy to so many people – and families!! Thank you.Jessica Lori Samuel
Elana is passionate about food and about convincing everyone how much fun and rewarding it is to cook at home. Her creative and simple foolproof recipes emphasize quality, flavor, taste and presentation. With Elana’s informal, energetic, friendly teaching style, everyone is ready to participate. Elana inspires and influences us with her excitement for home cooking because the food is outstanding and each dish is simple to prepare with amazing outcomes.Suzanne Schweitzer
Once again we prepared and ate a fabulous meal with our chef/instructor Elana Horwich! I’ve been to several classes and every single one has been outstanding – food, company and ambiance.Karen Burstyn
The Roasted Tomato on Multi-grain Toast with Raw Honey and Fresh Basil was an unexpected surprise!! I loved the combination of the sweet raw honey with the savory roasted tomato. I’ve made it several times already, and everyone loves it as much as I do!Diana
Elana, thank you. The food was scrumptious and the spiels were terrific. I hope I can entice my children to attend one of your dinners.Nettie
I loved the class tonight and can’t wait to make the things we made tonight (yummm!) for my family.Nancy
Thank you for a most beautiful and delicious lunch. Elana is an excellent chef. It was beautifully presented and delicious.Rita
I want to thank you so much for such a fabulous job at my house! I
know the circumstances weren’t perfect, but Elana really pulled it off!
Elana is one talented girl!!! Looking forward to more fun dinners with