Along with traditional dishes like kimchi and bibimbap, Amir Landsman has tried his hand at preparing a number of magical and medicinal dishes unique to Korean cuisine. Ceremonial foods, often served during festivals and religious holidays, include rice cakes, specially prepared noodles, soups, soju liquor and fried puffed rice. Anju are traditional snacks served with drinks that may help to stave off the side effects of excess alcohol consumption. Medicinal foods are referred to as boyangshik and include a number of delicacies that include beef bone soup, flower tea, carp, abalone, ginseng and even chicken soup.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Friday, February 7, 2014
Since he was a child growing up in Israel, Amir Landsman has enjoyed the cuisine of his native land. Today, he cooks traditional Jewish dishes for his family and his friends to recapture the joy and happiness of his childhood. Jewish cuisine encompasses a wide range of Middle Eastern foods as well as the more iconic European dishes. For example, baba ghanoush is often considered to be a Mediterranean or Arabic dish; however, it is prepared and enjoyed in Israel as part of the traditional cuisine of the country. Tabouleh salads are similarly categorized as Middle Eastern but are among the mainstays of everyday Israeli cuisine.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Amir Landsman's contributions to the SHARE Africa charity have made a direct and visible difference in the lives of children and families trapped by poverty, hunger and lack of clean drinking water. Established in 1987 by a plastic surgeon and a pediatric specialist, SHARE Africa bases most of its volunteer activities in Kenya and provides sponsorship for orphaned children; healthcare services in underserved areas; emergency medical care for regional residents; and support for women in developing their own small businesses and entrepreneurial activities in these developing countries. By providing educational opportunities and training for Kenyan residents, SHARE Africa can make a lasting difference in their lives.
Friday, January 24, 2014
With over six years of experience as a regional sales manager for the large-scale Tnuva agricultural cooperative, Amir Landsman had a front-row seat for many of the seasonal cycles that occur in the farming and livestock industries. Tnuva is primarily known for its exceptional milk and cheese products but also maintains close ties with poultry and cattle farmers in Israel. The cooperative offers its products for sale worldwide through an extensive network of partners and an online store that accepts orders from customers around the globe. By providing Israeli farmers with a convenient and profitable avenue through which to market their produce and livestock, Tnuva ensured greater financial stability for these valued agricultural entrepreneurs.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Founded in 1954, New York’s Nyack Field Club has a long history of providing quality, family-friendly sports and other entertainment for its members, including local father and businessman Amir Landsman.
Today, the Nyack Field Club features ten Har-Tru and four lighted paddle tennis courts, a 25-meter swimming pool, a kiddie’s pool, play areas for children and areas for picnics. There is also plenty of room on the grounds for softball and basketball games. Members, including Amir Landsman, frequent the club year-round to enjoy the benefits of exercise and family activities.
Landsman is particularly involved in the club’s tennis programs and activities. The junior summer tennis program is popular with tennis fans like Landsman, who have children learning to play. It’s arranged in the following steps:
* Step one is for toddlers 3 to 5 years of age.
* Step two, “Future Stars,” is geared toward children ages 6 through 9.
* Step three, the junior academy, is designed for juniors who know the fundamentals of the game but need to learn how to play a competitive game. The junior academy teaches stroke production and the basics of strategy.
* Step four is an intensive three-hour training session. These sessions are designed for adults who want to get back into playing tennis. It covers strokes, strategy, position and point play.
The Nyack Field Club also offers a tennis summer camp for members of all ages. Individuals enrolled in the camp practice and learn according to their skills. The goal is to improve on what they already know while having fun doing it.
The club also features four paddle courts featuring team play, intra-club play and round robins. Paddle tennis, a game adapted from traditional tennis, is played on a smaller, enclosed court with a lower net. In addition, players use a solid paddle instead of the strung racket used in regular tennis. Amir Landsman enjoys these activities because they allow competition, socialization and great exercise.
Along with the fitness and fun of swimming and playing tennis, the club offers a morning summer camp for children between the ages of 3 and 12 years. The children participate in arts and crafts and sports activities.
For more leisure and social activities, members can head to the clubhouse, located in a spacious restored Tudor-style home. The club offers social events throughout the year, including a holiday tree trimming party, family steak night, theme parties and more.
The Nyack Field Club is a full-service club that local families have promoted for over 50 years. Amir Landsman, along with many other families, enjoys everything that the club has to offer.