Check out my interview with Yael from Culinary Kosher and learn more about why I love to experiment in the kitchen! I just love being called a “Chef Scientist!”


Here’s a taste of what you’ll see…

Interview with Adventurer & Chef Scientist Melinda Strauss

Melinda Strauss is one of the most unconventional and adventurous cooks you can ever hope to meet. Melinda has already created some features recipes for Culinary Kosher and now we finally had a chance to find out more about how Melinda came to be Chef Scientist.  Enjoy!

Culinary Kosher:  What kind of food did you grow up on? 
Melinda Strauss:  I grew up eating 3 types of food:  My parent’s loved to serve delicious comfort food like mac n’ cheese, tuna casserole, chicken ala king, and hot dogs n’ beans. My parents and grandparents encouraged me to try a lot of adventurous food like sweet and sour tongue and sweet breads. Since so many of my friends growing up in Seattle were Sephardic, I also enjoyed a mix of Sephardic cuisine, such as spanakopita, spinach bulemas, and “torpedoes” (a.k.a. kibbeh).    read more…