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“They did it again!” said one of the thousand guests making their way through the elegant home of Adele and Jeff Cohen in Deal. The much anticipated Lottie’s Kitchen Event, under the auspices of Ezer Mizion, took place on July 7th to the delight of its many supporters.
Ezer Mizion’s Lottie’s Kitchen volunteers bring thousands of hot, nourishing meals each week to families of ill patients in Israel.
The event featured first-rate professional demonstrations by many talented members of the community of their most delectable specialties, from Mediterranean pastries and mango frozen treats to no-knead bread. Guests crowded around displays, anxious to learn how to bring these scrumptious dishes to their own kitchens. Alexandra Zohn of Three Tablespoons Bakery illustrated the steps in creating vegan and allergy-friendly desserts. Candle Café’s stars, Joy Pierson and Jorge Pineda, demonstrated the creation of porcini crusted seitan and smashed potatoes. Guests were able to purchase the popular Persian Food from The Non-Persian Bride cookbook directly from the author, Reyna Simnegar, as she took her eager audience through the steps of a sample recipe.
Auction ticket sales reached an all-time high, spurred by a free gift – the Quick & Kosher Cookbook by Jamie Geller, which was generously sponsored by the author.
Guests crowded at the kitchen boutique between the scheduled programs, where they purchased the latest, cutting-edge kitchen gadgetry.
The stimulating ambience of the kitchen boutique gave way to that of blissful anticipation as guests entered the famed Lottie’s Kitchen Bakery and purchased the most delightful concoctions in honor of Shabbat.
Throughout the day, mothers, with toddlers in tow, took advantage of the opportunity to obtain a portrait of their children by Susan Menashe. Bonnie Mansour elevated this most special day by speaking about competition, explaining the critical distinction between the healthy kind and the less-than-healthy kind.
As the day drew to a close and the sun began its descent, each guest left knowing that for her brothers and sisters in Israel, the sun would soon begin to shine again.
For further information, visit Ezer Mizion at www.ezermizion.org.