Kitty Morse

Cookbook Author, Food and Travel Writer

Kitty Morse

Cookbook Author, Food and Travel Writer

Sephardic dishes

Mahia, Moroccan fig brandy

Did you know?Morocco's Sephardic Jews are known for their special mahia, a brandy made from figs. POTENT!  Distilling the Taste of MoroccoDavid Nahmias keeps a family tradition alive by making mahia, a Moroccan fig brandy, in America...

Of Sardines and Pelicans

     The first day of Fall snuck up on us, though the temperature would fool anyone into thinking we were still in midsummer.      Along North San Diego County’s portion of Highway 101 (the highway that hugs the Pacific Ocean from...

Another review of A Biblical Feast

. . .”writes Kitty Morse in A Biblical Feast: Ancient Mediterranean Flavors for Today’s Table (La Caravane, 2009), an excellent book in which the skilled food writer and cooking teacher describes the foods the people of the Holy Land might have prepared, based on the foods mentioned in the Bible – simple, yet wholesome, foods, chiefly an assortment of fruits, nuts, vegetables and legumes. Many are staples in today’s Mediterranean kitchens

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   Happy New Year! Bonne Année!  2011 at the kasbah began with a pleasant surprise thanks to my friend and colleague, Faye Levy, who, among other publications, writes a column for the Jerusalem Post. In her latest article on oranges, Faye singles out my...

Sephardic celebrations

Stay tuned for a menu to celebrate Yum Kippur. ************* La Mimouna, a celebration unique to Morocco's Jews,  is held on the last evening of Passover, after the first stars appear in the sky. Local tradition dictates that Jewish families entertain their...