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Book Banter EP 94: Faith Kramer Interview

Hello My Happy People,

I am thrilled to share my conversation with cookbook author, Faith Kramer. Faith is so much more than a global thinker, going beyond her own local traditions and cultural foods to bring her followers a taste of globally inspired Shabbat recipes. Faith is a long time food writer and recipe developer who focuses on the various customs and histories around Jewish cuisine.

Beyond recipe development, Faith also writes about her travels and the different ingredients used in Jewish communities worldwide. You can find her work published in different online publications including j., the Jewish News of Northern California, where she writes about food, cooking, and shares original recipes.

Faith has also shared her knowledge of global Jewish food traditions in cooking classes where she taught students about Jewish customs, celebrations, and holidays, and even led food-related walking tours. During these classes and tours she would teach her students about the impact of the economic, geographic, and political influences on regional food and traditions.

For those who cannot attend her classes, she has created her new cookbook, 52 Shabbats: Friday Night Dinners Inspired by a Global Jewish Kitchen where she shares her knowledge of the global community of Jewish culinary traditions, histories, and some amazing recipes.

Having made a few of the recipes at home, I was thrilled to bring Faith and her cookbook to Book Banter followers. Faith shares some of her recipes in December Book Banter Magazine and the Year End Book Buying Guide. To check them out, just click here

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Manic Monday Vlog

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Time for some amusing Dad jokes ...

Q: Why do trees not want to go back to school in the fall?

A: Because they tend to be easily stumped.

Q: What is it called when you make a large colorful pile of leaves?

A: The Great Barrier Leaf.

Q: Why do birds fly south in the fall?

A: Because it’s too far to walk.

Q: What happened when the turkey got in a fight?

A: The stuffing was knocked out of him

Q: Why did the leaf go to the doctor November?

A: It was still looking a little green.

Q: If money grew on trees, what would everyone look forward to?

A: The Fall

Q: What do you call a stunt man who really likes Autumn?

A: A Fall Guy!

And last but not least ...

Q: What do you call a pumpkin that looks good in the fall?

A: Gourd-geous!


Book Banter Magazine's November Issue is Live!

This Fall issue is all about cozy comforts. We have amazing authors, warm, cozy author swag, recipes, a puzzle, and more. Our featured author is Bruce Leonard, author of the Quilt City: Hadley Carroll Mysteries and the companion Quilt City Cookbook. Our featured cookbook author is Michele Di Pietro and her cookbook, SOUPified: Soups Inspired by Your Favorite Dishes. Check it all out on our Book Banter Magazine page. You can find it by clicking HERE. Bookmark it so you never miss and issue.

The Into the West Saga Serial is Complete!

Check out the award-winning, historical fiction, family saga, Into the West Saga Serial. All the books, one through seven, are available now on Amazon. Click here to order your copy of each of the seven novellas in this serial today or you can read them all for free with Kindle

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Support Our Book Banter Buddies (2023 Guest Interviews):

Faith Kramer, Jewish Global Kitchen Cookbook Author (EP 94: Nov. 29th)

Brian Kaufman, Textbook and Fiction Author (EP 95: Dec. 6th)

Mary Carroll Moore, Women's Fiction Author (EP 96: Dec. 13th)

Season Two Ender - Gail Papp, PUBLIC/ PRIVATE: My Life with Joe Papp at The Public Theater (EP 97: Dec. 20th)

  • Gail Merrifield Papp Website

Season 2 Past Guest Interviews (2023):

LM Wilson, author of The Last of the Spirit Drakes (EP 51: Feb. 1)

LeRoy A Peters, author of The Edge of the World Series (EP 52: Feb. 8)

C. D'Angelo, Author of The Difference and The Visitor (EP 53: Feb. 15th)

Val Collins, author of the Aoife Walsh Books (EP 54: Feb. 22)

Kirstie Page, Visual Storyteller/Artist (EP 55: March 1st)

Lance Steen Anthony Nielsen, Author of Diamonds in the Sky Series

(EPs 56/57: March 8th/15th)

David Gibson, PhD FRSB, Author of Planting Clues: How Plants Solve Crimes.

(EP 58: March 22nd)

Linaya DiNoto, Science Fiction Author of Lithaflora: The Chrysalis: The Forever After Series (EP 59: March 29)

Kelly Florence, Screenwriter/Podcaster and Co-Author of 5 books in The Science of Series

(EP 60: April 5)

Steph LaVigne, Cozy Mystery Author of Headlines, Deadlines, and Lies

(EPs 61/62: April 12/19)

Nzondi (Ace Antonio Hall), horror author/actor/musician (EP 66 & 67: May 17 & 24)

Benecia Ponder, author coach and bestselling author (EP 68: May 31)

Diann Floyd Boehm, Children's Book Author/Educator/Podcaster (EP 69: June 7th)

Angela R. Hughes, Historical Epic Fantasy Author (EP 70: June 14)

Donna Edman, Photographer/Visual Storyteller/Author (EP 71: June 21)

Wendy Jo Cerna, Inspirational Author (EP 72: June 28)

Sabrina Hammonds, Kingdom Connections Podcast and Media Agency (EP 73: July 5)

Ann Charles, Mixed Genre Mystery Author (EP 74: July 12)

Natacha Deen, YA, Adult, and Non-Fiction Author (EP 75: June 21)

Kammy Wood, The Modern Wordist, Creative Writing Consultant (EP 76: June 26)

Francesca Maria, Horror and Comic Book Author (EP 77: August 2nd)

Reenita M. Hora, Author, Creative, Entrepreneur (EP 78 & 79: August 9th & 16th)

Christopher (Chris) Denmead, Comic Book Author/Podcaster (EP 80: August 23rd)

Carole T. Beers, Contemporary Western Mystery Author (EP 81: August 6th)

J.C. Fuller, Mystery Author and TikTok Queen (EP 82: September 6th)

Meliza Farndell, Author, Coach, Speaker (EP 83: September 13th)

  • Meliza Farndell's Website

Dianne Burckhardt, Historical Fiction, Crime Thrillers, & more (EP 84: Sept. 20th)

Mikel Melwasul, Epic Military Fantasy Author (EP 85: Sept. 27th)

Liz Shipton, Part-Time Author, Full-Time Pirate (EP 86: Oct. 4th)

Sagit Schwartz, Suspense Thriller Author (EP 87: Oct. 11th)

Otto Schafer, Award-Winning YA and Adult Fiction Author (EP 88: Oct. 18th)

Michele Di Pietro, SOUPified Cookbook Author (EP 89: Oct. 25th)

Debbie Weiss, Memoir Author & Entrepreneur (EP 90: Nov. 1st)

Lynne Golodner, Author, Coach, Marketing Entrepreneur & Podcaster (EP 91: Nov. 8th)

Michelle Glogovac, THE Podcast Matchmaker™ & Publicist (EP 92: Nov. 15th)

Leah Ann Brown, Middle Grade Fantasy Author (EP 93: Nov. 22nd)


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