The Modern Table

In a world where culinary creativity knows no bounds, The Modern Table: Kosher Recipes for Everyday Gatherings by Kim Kushner emerges as a delightful and innovative addition to the realm of kosher cuisine. With its exquisite blend of contemporary flavors, accessible recipes, and a dash of cultural fusion, this cookbook offers a fresh perspective on kosher cooking that’s sure to captivate both seasoned chefs and newcomers to the kosher culinary scene.

Kim Kushner, a talented chef and cookbook author, masterfully demonstrates how kosher cooking can be both traditional and modern. The book’s central theme revolves around embracing the beauty of kosher ingredients and transforming them into elegant dishes suitable for any gathering. Kushner’s approach goes beyond the conventional kosher fare, infusing it with vibrant and diverse flavors from various cuisines around the world.

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The Modern Table boasts a diverse collection of recipes that span across appetizers, main courses, sides, and desserts. From the enticing “Branzino with Lemon, Thyme and Garlic” to the delectable “Slow-Cooked Lollipop Short Ribs,” each recipe is thoughtfully crafted to cater to different palates and occasions. The instructions are clear and concise, making even the most intricate dishes approachable for both novice and experienced cooks. To celebrate Hanukkah this month, we thought you’d like to try Kim’s Veal Milanese with Lemon and Arugula dish in our Recipe section. Its actually a lovely dish to serve any time of the year!

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What sets this cookbook apart is its exploration of cultural fusion. Kushner takes readers on a culinary adventure, blending kosher traditions with flavors and techniques from around the globe. From the tantalizing Italian “Tuna Crudo with Radish, Citrus Zest and Shallot” to the comforting “Leek, Lentil and Chickpea Tagine” from Morocco, the dishes are a testament to the author’s creativity and willingness to push culinary boundaries.

Accompanied by stunning food photography by Kate Sears, The Modern Table teases the senses with its visual appeal. Each dish is captured in its mouthwatering glory, igniting a desire to recreate the flavors in the comfort of your own kitchen. Kushner’s engaging narratives and personal anecdotes throughout the book provide readers with insight into the inspiration behind each recipe, fostering a deeper connection to the dishes. 

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In The Modern Table: Kosher Recipes for Everyday Gatherings, Kim Kushner showcases her culinary prowess by bridging the gap between tradition and innovation in kosher cooking. With its diverse range of recipes, cultural fusion, stunning visuals, and inclusive approach, this cookbook invites readers to embark on a culinary journey that celebrates the art of gathering and the joy of sharing a modern kosher meal. Whether you’re hosting a festive gathering or preparing a weeknight dinner, Kim Kushner’s recipes are sure to inspire and delight, making this cookbook an essential addition to any kitchen repertoire. Get a copy at or head to our Giveaway section and win this delightful kosher cookbook!

Excerpted from The Modern Table: Kosher Recipes for Everyday Gatherings by Kim Kushner. Photography by Kate Sears.