Cooking on the national stage is such an honor - an honor I do not take lightly. Even more important than sharing favorite family recipes on morning show television I feel I am sharing a part of the Jewish story with America.
When I first started in the biz it wasn't a given that national talk shows showcased Jewish holidays and so I never take for granted the opportunity to share a taste of our culture, our heritage, our history with audiences across the United States. As I celebrate my 11th appearance, here is a look back and what we've made, how we've laughed, and the way we celebrated the holidays together on the Today Show.
In 2015 I came back for Passover, this time I was 6 months pregnant with my 6th child and I shared 4 ways to use matzo in Pear, Tomato and Goat Cheese Matzo Pizza with Arugula, Matchos, Matzo Brei Bake, Matzo Bark.
Then for Hanukkah...
So, I came back on Megyn Kelly to launch my Brisket 101 Book and I shared all my tips, tricks and techniques for Perfect (Every-Time!) Classic Brisket. Plus I shared two of my family's (kid-friendly!) favorite brisket leftover recipes, BBQ Brisket Sliders and Brisket Tacos.
For Hanukkah, I made Latkes and Babkas with Carson and Dylan when I debuted my No Mistaking Baking Book.
I came back to the Today show for a holiday Make-ahead Monday where I made my Classic Oven Braised Brisket and used the leftovers in BBQ sauce to pile on top of, or sandwich in between my favorite latkes. Also try sautéing shredded brisket with shawarma spices and stuffing in a pita with all the fixins.
This year I couldn't get to visit the Today Show in person, but I was happy to cook live virtually from my home studio kitchen where I made Brisket for Passover and turned the leftovers into a frittata. Watch the full video here.
And here's a 2:00 minute look back at the laughs, love and applause from live television.