Norene Gilletz

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Norene Gilletz (born in Winnipeg, May 29, 1940) is "the leading author of kosher cookbooks in Canada,"[1] as well as a food consultant and cooking instructor.[2] She has also run a catering shop[3] and is a contributor to the Canadian Jewish News.[4] She raised her family in Montreal, and now lives in Toronto.[5]

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),[6] a work cited as "sure to please."[7] Among her other cookbooks are MealLeaniYumm! (later titled Healthy Helpings);[8] Norene’s Healthy Kitchen;[9] and The New Food Processor Bible, described as "full of useful information, helpful hints and chatty asides, together with excellent recipes."[10]

Her other cookbooks include MicroWays, The Low Iodine Diet Cookbook, and The PCOS Diet Cookbook.


  1. ^ Ethel G. Hofman, "For Rosh Hashanah, all that’s missing is the fat," Chicago Jewish Star, September 4, 1998, p. 18; S. Schwartz, "Tinkering with tradition," The Gazette, November 28, 2007.
  2. ^ "OU Branches Out With New Kosher Cooking Show," Five Towns Jewish Times, July 11, 2007.
  3. ^ Julian Armstrong, "About cooking equipment: 'Keep it simple and basic,'" Hamilton Spectator, March 10, 1993.
  4. ^ Norene Gilletz, "Ordinary ingredients - extraordinary meals!" Canadian Jewish News, January 27, 2012.
  5. ^ Canadian Who’s Who, vol. 43, 2008; Gourmania
  6. ^ Gila Wertheimer, "Food processor Bible II," Chicago Jewish Star, March 8, 2002, p. 8.
  7. ^ Gila Wertheimer, "Improving Your Cuisine-Art," The Jewish Star, September 5, 1980, p. 19.
  8. ^ Gila Wertheimer, “For the Holidays: Back to Tradition,” Chicago Jewish Star, September 15, 2000, p. 14.
  9. ^ J. Armstrong, "Diet and exercise are the themes," The Gazette, April 18, 2007; Gila Wertheimer, "New cookbooks, just right for Pesach," Chicago Jewish Star, April 4, 2008, p. 9.
  10. ^ Gila Wertheimer, "Food books to use and to peruse," Chicago Jewish Star, August 26, 2011, p. 6.

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