Jamie Geller is an Israeli-American food writer, celebrity chef, television producer, and businesswoman. She is an author of several cookbooks and the founder of the Kosher Media Network. In 2010 KMN launched Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller. Geller hosts online cooking shows called the "Joy of Kosher" cooking series. She has been called "The Kosher Rachael Ray" by the Miami Herald and the Queen of Kosher.
Geller was born in Philadelphia and raised in a Jewish home in Abington, Pennsylvania.
Before writing her first cookbook, Geller was a writer and television producer for CNN, Entertainment News, and the Food Network, and a senior writer/producer and marketing executive for HBO.
In 2007, Geller published "Quick and Kosher Recipes from the Bride Who Knew Nothing." The book chronicles her experience choosing Orthodox Judaism, her marriage, and learning to cook. With over 15 years of experience, she's published six books, a website with 10K recipes, and a YouTube channel with over 165 million views.
In 2012, Geller made aliyah (moved to Israel) with her husband and six children. The family lives in Beit Shemesh.
I was so excited to meet this woman and have a little chat about how food and soul come together, no matter what kind of food you like or are used to whether it is Israeli, American, spicy, Moroccan, or Italian... food unites people. There is nothing better than sitting around a table over a great meal and coming together, in fact, Jamie proposes to go to the Knesset and make a cooking show for all the politicians to join her and get over their differences and sit together for a meal. I loved the idea, now we need to see if it works!
Thank you Jamie for this great interview, I hope you all enjoy it.