Deep Flavors: A Celebration of Recipes for Foodies in a Kosher Style, from Kenneth M. Horwitz, is a treasure trove of delicious and unusual dishes to tantalize and satisfy the taste buds of foodies to vegetarians – and everyone in between!
Horwitz' kosher style cookbook celebrates the joy of cooking and eating with everything from appetizers and soups to mouth-watering desserts in traditional Jewish dishes, non-Jewish ethnic, vegetarian and American regional fare. The author combines his hunger for cooking with his passion for making international and regional favorites with the goal to create recipes that are easy to read and easily followed by anyone with a basic knowledge of cooking.
His award-winning Spinach/Mushroom Lasagna is a completely vegetarian dish accessible to Jews, vegetarians and foodies, with a unique twist on ingredients that gives it a complex flavor profile. Classic foods like brisket and roast turkey take on a whole new flavor with newly imagined taste combinations, yet manage to maintain recognizable features of each dish.
The Beet Borscht, a family recipe from Horwitz's grandmother, is somewhat unusual in that it is vegetarian. "A non-Jewish friend almost refused to eat it because he does not like beets; he had a third helping that evening,” Horwitz shared. "Too many existing recipes, whether online or in print, leave out critical stages or ingredients, assuming that the reader will instinctively know what to do next,” he added.
Author Ken Horwitz has spent 51 years as a CPA and lawyer in a general tax and transaction practice, where he developed a creative and focused approach to finding and fixing problems — a skill that translates well to the development and modification of recipes based on traditional (and nontraditional) family favorites.
His professional drive and the care given to his work have earned him multiple awards, including the Honorary Fellow for a lifetime of distinguished service and the 2017 Chairperson of the Year by the Texas Society of CPA's. Currently residing in Dallas, Texas, Horwitz enjoys sharing his passion for cooking with his wife and his children's families. Horwitz believes that one of the highest compliments he has received came from a longstanding client who uses numerous lawyers. He said, "Ken, you are the only lawyer we use whose work we have not had to fix.” Horwitz's goal is for Deep Flavors to reach that same standard.