Aliza Green

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Aliza is Tour Director for an Extraordinary Culinary Tour: Fragrant Fields & Turkish Delights

Incinara

Left to mature, an artichoke reveals its purple center

Together with top culinary tour specialist, Epicopia, Aliza will be leading  an incomparable Turkish Culinary Experience, Fragrant Fields and Turkish Delights: Exploring Aegean & Ottoman Flavors featuring Chios, Greece, Aegean Turkey and  the fabulous city of Istanbul.

We begin our memorable two week experience on the fascinating Greek Island of Chios, the only place on the planet where delicious mastic resin is cultivated, harvested for use throughout the Mediterranean and Arab world world as a secret ingredient in pastries, breads, confections like halva, and marinades.

From Chios we follow the precious resin into Turkey, only seven miles away, spending several days in the Çesme (named one of the New York Times 31 Places to Go in 2010 ) and nearby Alaçati. We’ll visit the extraordinary ancient sites of  Ephesus and Troy. We’ll visit markets full of lush fruit, fresh-harvested pistachios, piles of grape leaves, and encinara (Turkish for artichoke) ready for the pot. We’ll share meals in traditional local restaurants, stroll the back streets of villages, visit organic farms, meet artisanal craftsmen, enjoy exclusive cooking classes with local chefs , and enjoy several meals in the private homes of friends and culinary authors.

We’ll discover exactly why Turkey is THE “exotic culinary destination.” From the fruit wines of Şirince and the Aydin Valley and the exceptional wines of Bozcaada and Doluca, to the sweet, dark coffee, we’ll imbibe the best of Turkey.  We’ll gather herbs from the mountainside of Mt. Ida for a cooking class of regional specialties. In Istanbul we’ll learn about the marvelous culinary specialties of Eastern Turkey from a master, Chef Musa Dagdeviran, the passionate mind behind his justly famed Ciya Restaurant–where Aliza would be happy eating every day!

As Tour Director,  Aliza is eager to share her passion and love of this complex and stimulating region with participants on this small group tour.  Her extensive knowledge of regional foods  will enhance hands-on events and behind the scenes visits while excursions to cultural and archaeological sites will enhance our adventure as we explore Aegean and Ottoman influences on Turkish Cuisine.

View a sampling of the itinerary by following the link below for pricing and contact information.  Space is quite limited so don’t delay!

Condensed Fragrant Fields and Turkish Delights flyer

Aliza to Present Citron Program

Large and lumpy, green to yellow, citrons are the oldest cultivated citrus fruit with a fascinating history that dates back to their place as a Biblical symbol of perfection. The finicky fruits grow on thorny trees that live only about 15 years and thrive in the Mediterranean.  Some of these plantings, which may be as much as 2,000 years old,  date back to ancient places of Jewish migration to the Mediterranean and to Yemen, where the football-sized citrons may date to the time of King Solomon’s Temple (completed in 960 BCE).

Expensive even in Amalfi, fragrant citrons for sale

Expensive even in Amalfi, fragrant citrons for sale

Find out more about citrons (esrog or etrog in Hebrew), what makes them suitable for Jewish ritual use, what the different varieties look and smell like and how citrons are used in the kitchen at this multi-sensory program. The program, which is co-sponsored by Or Hadash Synagogue and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Kehillah of Bux-Mont, will be held at Or Hadash in Fort Washington, PA on October 6th at 7:30 pm. Please send a me a message to find out about registration or go to the synagogue website.

Or Hadash Synagogue

Order your own etrogs from the Esrog Farm. Go to the photo album page to see some beautiful images of the fruits and plants.

The Esrog Farm

Chocolate Cherry Biscotti with Cocoa Nibs (from Starting with Ingredients: Baking)

Chocolate Cherry Biscotti with Cocoa Nibs
ABC’s The View From The Bay

Starting with Ingredients: Baking

SWI 2 Cover 05-28-08

Starting with Ingredients: Baking

(Running Press)
by Aliza Green

Starting with Ingredients: Baking is chef-author Aliza Green’s tenth book and a comprehensive sequel to her masterful, 1,000+page Starting with Ingredients (Running Press, 2006). Green’s books have garnered national attention and a devoted following, and her innovative structure – literally “starting with ingredients” – organizes the more than 350 recipes, so that readers understand the most important baking ingredients, their origins, how they’re used, and how they work. Starting with Ingredients: Baking and Green’s highly acclaimed books have established her reputation as a culinary expert, and she brings that expertise to bear here in her signature, approachable fashion.

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A Chef’s Table with Jim Coleman (2008-09-13)

A Chef’s Table with Jim Coleman (WHYY 91.5FM)

Nine-Time Author And “Empress Of Ingredients” Aliza Green Returns With Starting With Ingredients: Baking

Nine-Time Author And “Empress Of Ingredients” Aliza Green Returns With Starting With Ingredients: Baking

36 Quick Soups

36 Quick Soups
The Washington Post – February 20, 2008, Page F04

ReMARKable Palate Podcast #104

ReMARKable Palate Podcast #104 with Chef Mark C. Tafoya

Field Guide To Seafood

Field Guide to Seafood

Field Guide to Seafood

(Quirk Books)
by Aliza Green

There’s more to seafood than lobster tails and fried calamari. Today’s supermarkets are stocked with a bounty of delicious and delightful choices—everything from salmon and snow crabs to oysters, barnacles, and even sea cucumbers! But you don’t need a degree in marine biology to make sense of it all—just the Field Guide to Seafood. Award-winning chef Aliza Green explains everything you need to know about different kinds of seafood, fish, and prepared fish: how to select them, prepare them, serve them, and more, with a recipe for every one. Beautiful full-color photography depicts carp, catfish, clams, eel, squid, and more than 100 other swimmers. Don’t buy seafood without it!

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Wild Salmon: An American Treasure

Wild Salmon: An American Treasure