Gourmet Gals

Food & Wine Talk with Carole and Simone

Simone Zarmati Diament and Carole Kotkin

Carole Kotkin is a syndicated Miami Herald food columnist and co-author of “MMMMiami – Tempting Tropical Tastes for Home Cooks Everywhere.” She is also the manager of The Cooking School at The Ocean Reef Club, food editor for “The Wine News” magazine, and co-host of “Food and Wine Talk” on southfloridagourmet.com.

Simone Zarmati Diament is editor-in-chief and publisher of www.SouthFloridaGourmet.com, and weekly newsletter; founder of The South Florida Gourmet, a publication focusing on food, restaurant and wine news, dining entertainment, wines, spirits and travel. Simone is also food editor for Gables Living Magazine and the Miami Fine Dining editor for Examiner.com.

In this episode, the gourmet gals from Food and Wine Talk spoke to food writer Joan Nathan. Of course, Nathan didn’t set out to be a food writer. With degrees from the University of Michigan and Harvard’s Kennedy School, she was heading for a career in government when she went to Jerusalem and fell in love with its vibrant, polyglot cuisine, and she’s never looked back.

Since then she has written 10 books – including the award-winning and essential Jewish Cooking in America – and countless articles for The New York Times. She also made a prize-winning PBS series, also called Jewish Cooking in America.

Nathan’s new cookbook, Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous, takes a look at Jewish cooking in France. The book, her tenth, immediately found its way onto all the “Best Cookbooks of the Year” lists.

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