This Aussie chef’s cookbook is perfect for Pesach


Naomi Nachman, known as the “Aussie Gourmet”, is a chef, caterer, food writer and host of the popular radio show Table for Two on the Nachum Segal Network. And now, she has launched her debut cookbook to help you make your Passover meals easy and delicious.

In Perfect for Pesach: Passover Recipes You’ll Want to Make All Year, Naomi shares her creative collection of popular recipes from more than two decades of cooking and catering for Pesach. Naomi’s recipes, a couple of which I’ll link to below, use innovative flavour combinations that contain ingredients easily accessible in local supermarkets and stores.

Perfect for Pesach features over 125 easy, delicious recipes, with beautiful photographs by kosher blogger and cookbook author, Miriam Pascal. You’ll also find helpful freezer tips, how-to information, plus recommendations for basic kitchen equipment.

Naomi explains: “As a chef specializing in Passover, I wanted to provide home cooks with delicious recipes that bring something new to the table. Some of the recipes in this book reflect my years of catering Pesach dinners and others reflect today’s kosher cooking styles. All my recipes use fresh, simple, and delicious combinations of ingredients that you can get all year long and create interesting meal choices.”


In Perfect for Pesach, you’ll find appetizers and starters, soups, main dishes and desserts – and 120 of them are gluten-free. Her creative recipe collection includes: Shepherd’s Pie Potato Skins, Chimichurri Coleslaw, Cauliflower Sushi, Charoset Salad, Quinoa and Mushroom Stuffed Capons, Pastrami Meatballs and Mock Sesame Noodles.

Here, to get you started, are Nachman’s kosher-for-passover recipes for quinoa “hummus” and “fish ‘n’ chips.

[Recipes courtesy of Perfect for Pesach by Naomi Nachman, Artscroll/Shaar Press, March 2017.]

Naomi says, “My goal is to help home cooks prepare delicious meals without making the process complicated or exhausting. I want you to be as excited about cooking as I am. These recipes are so delicious, your family and friends will be asking for them all year long.”

Since lunches are a challenge during Passover, here are some scrumptious recipes that can easily be transported to work or school.