Having grown up in a big, boisterous Israeli family, everything happened at Eden’s family’s dinner table—singing, laughing, crying, screaming, dancing—we’re talking complete mishigas, total mashuggs. Her travels to Israel fundamentally changed the way she cooked and now, with an Israeli family of her own, her cooking is all about these beloved bold ingredients, made easy and accessible for real life—no long shopping lists or silverware required.
Healthy, fun, and playful, the dishes here are full of vibrant flavors and contrasting textures, bursting with vegetables and spices reflecting Eden’s laid-back but thoughtful approach. Eden’s cooking style is perfect for anyone who relishes the casual spirit of digging in with their hands while appreciating the elevated elegance of colorful, fresh, family-style dishes.
When you look around the table and see your guests double-dipping, eating with their hands, and letting loose, you’ll know it’s been a successful night. That’s the spirit Eden fell in love with while living in Israel, and it’s at the heart of Eating Out Loud.
Eden Grinshpan is a chef, food and TV personality, and the current host of Top Chef Canada.
After earning her culinary degree at Le Cordon Bleu in London, Eden found herself chasing big flavors around the world, cooking in restaurants and eating her way across Europe, India, Southeast Asia, and, of course, Israel, her family’s home country.
She has been the host of many television shows, including those on the Cooking Channel and Food Network Canada. Eden lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Ido, and her daughter, Ayv.