Kosher cookbook author Norene Gilletz
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For kosher recipes, cookbooks, how-to cooking techniques and cookbook consulting, is your reliable source for contemporary, healthy and classic Jewish food, and for those light versions of your favorite holiday recipes.

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Although potato latkes are a traditional Chanukah treat, why not experiment this year by making latkes with other vegetables? You can enjoy a different kind of latke every night of Chanukah! Click here for recipes.

- No-Fry Latkes
- No-Fry Sweet Potato Latkes
- Mini Veg Latkes
- Smashed Latkes
- Easy Potato Latkes
Norene Gilletz is the leading author of kosher cookbooks in Canada. She is a food consultant, freelance food writer, cookbook editor and indexer, and teacher / lecturer on food and nutrition. Norene is a culinary spokesperson and her company Gourmania Inc. does nutritional analysis of recipes for cookbooks, menus and the food industry.


Introducing my first product line! My Koogletz are now being shipped to stores starting with Toronto! Available in 3 flavours: Potato, Sweet Potato, and Confetti (carrot zucchini). They're pareve, gluten-free and kosher!! Look for my face in the freezer. Be patient - we're working as quickly as we can to get them to as many locations as possible. We're posting updates on where they're being sold - check my Facebook page

Norene is working with Toronto cookbook author, Daniella Silver, on an exciting new cookbook to be published in the spring of 2015. Stay tuned!

NEW! Koogletz now available!
Look for my face in the freezer section!


On October 23, 2014, Norene Gilletz demonstrated challah braiding techniques to a sell-out crowd of 2500 women at The Shabbat Project Toronto Challah Bake! The Shabbat Project is a world-wide community and Greater Toronto initiative that started in Johannesburg, South Africa. Watch Host Janette Burkeís inspiring video on Iím Every Woman. Noreneís interview starts at the 18 minute mark.

Fruit of the Land Culinary Market | August 17

Norene demonstrated how to braid challah, make honey cake and marinades for BBQs at Fruit of the Land Culinary Market's Endings & Beginnings event. Click here for photos.


Are you invited as a guest for dinner for the holiday season? Are you in need of cooking ideas or wholesome renditions of kosher classics? Delight your hosts or your guests with a Norene Gilletz cookbook. To browse available cookbooks on, click here.


The Low Iodine Diet Cookbook is the ultimate cookbook for thyroid cancer patients who need to be on a low iodine diet (LID). Food that's good for you should taste good! Watch Norene's LID cooking demo here.

Classic Shabbat favorites:

>Chicken Soup, Matzo Balls
>Sweet & Sour Meatballs
>Daphne's Famous Chutney Chicken
>Couscous, Mediterranean-Style

Hosting an event or fundraiser? Schedule your cooking demo with Norene, whether on health and nutritional recipes or Jewish festivities.

These are a few of my favorite Rosh Hashanah recipes from Norene's Healthy Kitchen that were featured on Martha Stewart Living Radio. They are also great for fall entertaining.

Norene's Healthy Kitchen makes a wonderful hostess gift.

Doug Gilletz - Recipe Development, Food Styling, Food PhotographySalmon Tartare - by food photographer and chef Doug GilletzCulinary Talents! 
It's all in the family! Douglas Gilletz is now working together with Norene to provide RECIPE DEVELOPMENT, FOOD STYLING AND FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY for the food  service industry, cookbooks, magazines, menus and all things culinary. Doug is a PERSONAL CHEF, CATERER and COOKING TEACHER based in Montreal.

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