I'm Leah Jaffee, a kosher caterer in Seattle, Washington. After 13 years running a successful business, I created a website called LeahCooksKosher.com. In blog format, I share my recipes, traditional Jewish as well as general Northwest cuisine. Step-by-step photos accompany most recipes, maximizing the potential for successful replication at home. Word of mouth, in addition to high ranking on Google Search, have sent viewers to the website from over 100 countries and all 50 states.
One video is currently featured on the website and also uploaded on YouTube. It is a 4-part series about making challah, the traditional bread for the Jewish Sabbath and holidays. My long-term goal is to develop a series of DVD's forming a collection focusing on regional Jewish Cuisine; Ashkenazic, Sephardic, Mediterranean, etc.
To start, a video of Ashkenazic favorites, 12 traditional dishes and baked goods is planned. On my website, LeahCooksKosher.com, is a poll listing popular items. You are invited to vote for your favorite food. The top 12 will be featured in our first DVD. You'll learn to make what YOU want to make!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5__TcyYkgo&feature=related This video is a bonus feature of our babka video shoot....soon to be released!
I'm confident that my video collection of Jewish classic recipes will be an excellent resource for both seasoned cooks and beginners. Turn those fond memories of foods your grandmother or mother made into revitalized traditions for coming generations. Less take-out, more family time in the kitchen. Transform Shabbat and the holidays with sensory overload; touch the dough, smell the brisket, taste the difference of homemade....see their smiles and hear ehoes of gratification. Immortalize generations of women of valor; share the love. Nothing does it better than food.
And, you don't have to be Jewish to enjoy a great babka!
What We Need & What You Get
Gordon Modin, my video director and producer, is offering me a reduced price of $10,000 to shoot and edit 12 recipes. Generally, video production is priced at $1,000 per finished minute making his offer a great opportunity. Gordon also plans to make copies of the entire collecion in DVD format for funders at qualifying levels. This is truly a sweet deal!
In the event that we don't get complete funding, we'll shoot as much as we can afford. I'm determined to make this project happen; just might not happen as fast without your support. Check out the side bar for the unique perks we are offering our funders. Shout-outs on my weekly blog to really big letters at the end of the video giving "Executive Producer" credit.
Other Ways You Can Help
Please share this campaign with your friends, family and community members. 'Like' us on Facebook, send a Tweet....and, don't forget to vote for your favorite item on LeahCooksKosher.com. Easy share icons are featured below; your participation is appreciated!