Sunday, March 6, 2016

A Conversation with Marcy Goldman

Photo Courtesy Marcy Goldman

Some things never change and we don't want them to. We want to hold on, and treasure our Jewish culinary roots because it's important to cherish where we come from.

15 years ago I found myself at Coles Bookstore, standing and gazing at the line-up of Jewish cookbooks. I didn't plan on buying anything that day, but I did, and it was Marcy Goldman's A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking cookbookSo when I had a chance to interview Marcy on our common passion last month, I was excited! With over 6 baking cookbooks, this fellow Montrealer had a few AHA moments before she knew baking was her calling. Between giving a helping hand in her feminist mother's kitchen, feeling such gratification each time her live-in blind grand-mother qvelled over her baked goodies, her passion was fueled. The idea that baking was so mysterious, and magical, and she loved the challenge, she was IN. Today, she spends her time in Montreal writing, pitching, baking, developing recipes for cookbooks, her BetterBaking.com website or a series of ebooks she is working on.