The Food of Love

The Food of Love

“How did a community blog become a cookery best-seller?” That’s the headline about us in October’s Jewish Renaissance magazine!Read the one page spread with recipes in this month’s Jewish Renaissance – click here! And find out more about Jewish Renaissance, a quarterly magazine with a fresh perspective on Jewish culture – and how to subscribe – www.jewishrenaissance.org.uk

The Cookbook and the Charities

The Cookbook and the Charities

The Wimbledon Synagogue Cookbook featured eight charities and good causes. An interesting and varied range of organisations, these charities have inspired our contributors in different ways. Some of the charities are directly related to food – Jewish food (Gefiltefest), the fair production of food (Fairtrade Foundation) and the provision of food and shelter to those who … Continue reading

New date for Wisdom of the Indian Kitchen Workshop

New date for Wisdom of the Indian Kitchen Workshop

NEW DATE FOR – Wimshul Cooks Workshop – 22nd November 8pm Wisdom of the Indian Kitchen with Ushma Williams Sunday 22nd November 2015, 8pm at Wimbledon Synagogue Ushma will lead a fascinating evening exploring the principles of Ayurveda, and its relevance to Indian cooking followed by a cookery demonstration of some delicious vegetarian dishes. We will … Continue reading

Wimshul Cooks’ Kiddush – this Saturday

Wimshul Cooks’ Kiddush – this Saturday

You are cordially invited to The Wimshul Cooks’ Kiddush — Saturday 6th June 2015 — In celebration of the publication of The Wimbledon Synagogue Community Cookbook In gratitude to its contributors and supporters and featuring a selection of dishes from the Cookbook A short Shabbat Service starting at 10.30am followed by a Kiddush not to … Continue reading

Sugar-free Lemon Kiddush Cake

Sugar-free Lemon Kiddush Cake

Lynne’s Kiddush Lemon Drizzle Cake – adapted for a diabetic diet by Alexandra Dembitz Great excitement: I had the Wimshul Cookbook in my hands.  But I had a problem: my husband, John, is diabetic and all these glorious cake recipes were not shouting ‘bake me’ as I read them. However I decided not to deprive him and … Continue reading

Wimshul Cooks’ Kiddush

Wimshul Cooks’ Kiddush

You are cordially invited to The Wimshul Cooks’ Kiddush — Saturday 6th June 2015 — In celebration of the publication of The Wimbledon Synagogue Community Cookbook In gratitude to its contributors and supporters and featuring a selection of dishes from the Cookbook A short Shabbat Service starting at 10.30am followed by a Kiddush not to … Continue reading

Wisdom of the Indian Kitchen – Workshop

Wisdom of the Indian Kitchen – Workshop

Wimshul Cooks Workshop Wisdom of the Indian Kitchen with Ushma Williams  Sunday 5th July 2015, 8pm at Wimbledon Synagogue   Ushma will lead a fascinating evening exploring the principles of Ayurveda, and its relevance to Indian cooking followed by a cookery demonstration of some delicious vegetarian dishes. We will finish the evening with a Q&A … Continue reading

Press coverage

Press coverage

Wimshul Cooks and the Wimbledon Synagogue Community Cookbook have been getting a little press coverage recently. An article entitled “Desert Island Texts” by Wimshul Cooks’ Miriam Edelman appeared in Jewish News last week. Click here to read it. We’re also written up in this week’s Wimbledon Guardian – “Cookbook published after popularity of Jewish community … Continue reading

Selling Like Hot Cakes

Selling Like Hot Cakes

Sorry, couldn’t resist the headline…260 copies of the Wimbledon Synagogue Community Cookbook sold in our first week! We will be selling at the synagogue on Sunday morning 29th March, from 10am (clocks change). And available weekdays from the synagogue office. The Wimbledon Village Bookshop is now also stocking our book! Further details on the book,  reviews  and … Continue reading

Happiness is…

Happiness is…

The Wimbledon Synagogue Community Cookbook is on sale at the Wimshul Cooks’ Book and Cake Sale: Sunday 22nd March 10 – 12.30 – click here for further details or to order online Email us your photo to add to the gallery or send in your comments on the book! wimshulcooks@gmail.com (or comments section below)   “Walking past my … Continue reading

Pesach Minna revisited

Pesach Minna revisited

Pesaj Spinach Minna Drizzled with Grape Syrup Claudia Camhi        It seemed timely to repost Claudia’s recipe following Sunday’s Passover cooking demonstration and to share with you how to make your own grape syrup.   Ingredients: 500 grams of sturdy spinach leaves, washed, patted dry and sliced into 1 cm strips 250 grams of ricotta … Continue reading

The Secret Ingredient in Lynne’s Lemon Drizzle Cake

The Secret Ingredient in Lynne’s Lemon Drizzle Cake

We can now reveal the secret ingredient in Lynne’s Lemon Drizzle Cake. Ingredients are given in order of quantity. Lynne’s lemon drizzle cake will be on sale at the Wimshul Cooks Cake Sale on Sunday 22nd March. If you wish to pre-order Lynne’s lemon drizzle cake (£6), please email ljsidkin@hotmail.com

Individual Candle Salad

Individual Candle Salad

Eleri Larkum On my last day of Hanukkah historical reconstruction baking, my true love baked for me: INDIVIDUAL CANDLE SALAD Yes, we’re back to the 1950s today. It’s just for one, as the title suggests, and presumably, once you’ve served this up at a Hanukkah feast, you’ll be dining alone from then on.     … Continue reading

A 1916 Plum Cake, Rich, for Hanucah

A 1916 Plum Cake, Rich, for Hanucah

By Eleri Larkum On the third day of Hanucah, my True Love baked for me: A PLUM CAKE, RICH, FOR HANUCAH. When Liz sent me this recipe, from her grandmother’s 1916 cookbook, Dainty Dinners and Dishes for Jewish Families by May Henry and Kate Halford, I must say I was intrigued – primarily by the commas. There’s something quite … Continue reading