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The Hottest Yid in the Kitchen

Last year, Heeb Magazine's Food Issue declared England's half Jewish "domestic goddess," Nigella Lawson, the hottest yid in the kitchen. Honestly, I think they could have done better. With her zaftig, old-world body and tantalizing frosted cupcakes, Ms. Lawson is … Read More

By / August 13, 2007

Last year, Heeb Magazine's Food Issue declared England's half Jewish "domestic goddess," Nigella Lawson, the hottest yid in the kitchen. Honestly, I think they could have done better. With her zaftig, old-world body and tantalizing frosted cupcakes, Ms. Lawson is the obvious choice. But that's just it – she's too obvious. I want a dreamboat who will spice things up. I want someone who will whisk me out of my comfort (food) zone towards culinary delights I never imagined possible. I nominate Dave Lieberman.

Dave is a Yale Graduate (did you hear that Mom?) who's primary extra curriculur activity was running a public access cooking show. His culinary prowess landed him two shows on The Food Network, "Good Deal" and "Eat This," and his nice Jewish boy image coupled with country-club good looks secured him a spot as one of People Magazine's 50 hottest bachelors. (natch.)

When it comes to personal kitchen style, Dave is down to earth but never vanilla. Think Cannellini Bean Soup with Kale and Garlic-Olive Oil Crostini and Falafel Sandwiches with Sesame Mint Yogurt Sauce. His episode on Aphrodisiacs was particularly swoon worthy! But despite his past successes, it is Dave's latest endeavor that really sets me ablaze. In his new show, "In Search of Real Food" Dave travels across the country discovering regional comfort food and exotic eats along the way. Imagine it: the open road, great food, and Dave's adventurous spirit and genuine lust for life behind the wheel – it almost makes me overlook the fact that the show is sponsored by Hellman's.

So, watch out Nigella – I'm not going to kick my copy of "How to be a Domestic Goddess" off the cook book shelf – but in my eyes, Dave is the real soup du jour.

Check out American Jewish Life Mag's longer profile on Dave – glad to see they have their heads on straight!

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