She had no interest in the kitchen. In fact, her only job in the kitchen growing up was just to make the salad for Shabbat; a job she didn’t take to very well, for one time she put ½ cp of salt instead of sugar in the salad dressing! Her family jokingly talks about this story till today. And the joke’s on her! Because now, she’s busier than ever in the kitchen and promoting her new cookbook, Millennial Kosher. You’re listening to Jewish Latin Princess, I’m Yael Trusch, Your Host, welcome to the show! You heard that right, I have the sweet Chanie Apfelbaum, creator of Busy in Brooklyn and Author of Millennial Kosher.
Why does a salad dressing require ½ cup of sugar, anyway? Yeah, Chanie wondered the same thing. And, in part a desire to give her traditional sweet Ashkenazi foods a re-vamp, was what led her to unleash her creativity in the kitchen. She’s a millennial and as such, she’s not taking the status quo as a given, even in her cooking! Chanie mixes international flavors and textures, all to bring something extraordinary and unconventional to our tables. Chanie talks to us about the journey that got her to this point. The unexpected side benefit of becoming a “public figure” in the kosher culinary world. And hey, how does she manage her public and busy life, when her priority is her family? Something, many of us can relate to. Her role model – an unexpected side to Chanie’s life, which explains many things about her grit and the way she approaches her booming career. Join me in wrapping up 2019 with the fun and lovely, Chanie Apfelbaum!