Canadian cookbook writer
Norene Gilletz (May 29, 1940 – February 23, 2020) was “the leading author of kosher cookbooks in Canada,” as well as a food consultant and cooking instructor. She had also run a catering shop and was a contributor to the Canadian Jewish News. Born in Winnipeg, she raised her family in Montreal, and lived in Toronto.
Her first cookbook was Second Helpings, Please! (Montreal: B’nai B’rith Women, 1968). Several years after the introduction into the North American market of the food processor by Cuisinart, Gilletz published The Pleasures of Your Processor (1980; later renamed The Food Processor Bible), a work cited as “sure to please.” Among her other cookbooks are MealLeaniYumm! (later titled Healthy Helpings); Norene’s Healthy Kitchen; and The New Food Processor Bible, described as “full of useful information, helpful hints and chatty asides, together with excellent recipes.”
Her other cookbooks include MicroWays, The Low Iodine Diet Cookbook, and The PCOS Diet Cookbook. Gilletz died at the age of 79 on February 23, 2020 in Montreal.
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