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Hi! You found me! I'm Leslie, and welcome to Everyday Kosher! I'm a Montrealer and self-taught cook inspired by my Moroccan mother and an array of chefs. I have a knack for re-adapting recipes 'à la Leslie.' By trade, I am a marketing-communications and social media professional passionate about my career, and making a positive difference and cooking.

My parent's moved to Canada from Casablanca in the late 1960's after the Six Day War. With high hopes for the future, they made Canada their new home. As a little girl, I'd sit in my mom's kitchen on Friday afternoons removing coriander leaves from their stem and peeling garlic for her Moroccan fish mise-en-place. I remember sitting on a counter, watching my mom whip-up swiss meringue for one of my favorite birthday cakes, Le Paille, a traditional Mogadorian cake. Family dinners and sweet tables consisted of couscous, stuffed artichoke heads, bastillas, fried sole with chermoula, chebakia, briouts, ghriba, and mofleta... these are  the traditions and foods I want to hold on to.
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{why this blog}
My aim is to inspire appetizing modern Jewish and Sephardi cooking, unveil the joys, beauty and diversity of Montreal Jewish living while share the City's latest culinary trends, chefs, restaurants and cookbooks.
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{life lesson}
Giving is building. The more you give, the more you build! Who would have thought that the biggest wealth in life, is actually free? Check out a glimpse of my community TV show called Give Back Montreal, watch it on Bell Fibe TV1.
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{favorite sweets}
crème brûlée, cheesecake, tiramisu, and lemon meringue pie
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{what I do on this blog}
design and update the blog, research, write, food styling and take food photos
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{cooking style}
Rustic, Mediterranean... traditional and modern Sephardi cooking
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{my blogging corner}

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Welcome to my food haven, I invite you to sit back, explore pages of my blog and feel free to connect anytime.