The last few weeks has been a flurry of food events here in NYC. I know, boo hoo #firstworldproblems. Last week I marched across town to The Butcher's Daughter to meet Julie Smolyansky, the CEO of Lifeway and the author of The Kefir Cookbook.
To be honest, I didn't know that much about kefir, only that it was a probiotic and that it was a healthy food. I was curious to learn more which is why I trudged crosstown.
First of all, the book is gorgeously photographed and packed with wonderful recipes like Pumpkin Beignets, Truffle Porcini and Pecorino Cheese Kefi Polenta and Farmer Cheese Arugula Stuffed Shells with Meat Sauce. Some are her family's favorites and some are inspired by her travels and childhood memories. Many come with an anecdote.