The Giving Table

“Naomi Ross’s desire to impart culinary knowledge is baked into every page. Her warm heart weaves the healing effects of food into each chapter.”

-Susie Fishbein, author, Kosher by Design series

As Jewish home cooks, we are constantly kept busy in the kitchen, whether for weeknight dinners or for Shabbos and Yom Tov entertaining. Beyond just feeding ourselves, we also strive for “culinary chesed”, and there is no better way to do that than through home-cooked dishes. Whether we are supporting new mothers, comforting mourners, or visiting the infirmed, food cooked with love has the potential to nourish both body and soul. In addition to delicious and easy-to-follow recipes for the Jewish calendar, The Giving Table gives home cooks a step-by-step guide to “cooking it forward.”

Author, chef, instructor, social media personality and former culinary director of Apron Masters Kitchen, Naomi Ross guides home cooks through the best and most delicious ways to seize giving opportunities. Throughout the cookbook, Naomi has included heartwarming articles and anecdotes from her extensive experience, inspiring us all to give through cooking. Included are recommended menus and recipes to take the guesswork out of deciding how best to “cook it forward”. The Giving Table contains 160 kosher recipes, each with accompanying photography, step-by-step guides with pictures, and QR codes to learn new techniques. Featured recipes include The Carnivore’s Lasagna, Chocolate Chip Scones, Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup, Protein Smoothies, and Honey-Mustard Lollipop Chicken. The Giving Table will be a companion for the home cook and will build bridges, spreading kindness well beyond the kitchen.

About the Author
For Naomi Ross, her kitchen is her canvas. She believes in inspired kosher cooking,
infusing meaning into the everyday kitchen experience. A cooking instructor for the past
18 years, Naomi has taught all ages and stages, developing innovative culinary
curriculums, courses, and workshops for camps, schools, and community organizations.
Naomi writes articles and web content connecting the fun of good cooking with Jewish
inspiration. She is a regular contributor to Fleishigs magazine, Binah magazine, OU
Jewish Action Magazine, and She is excited to release her first cookbook, The
Giving Table, for Chanukah 2022.

Naomi lives in Woodmere, NY with her husband and four children.

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