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Jim Cohen Needs Our Help

This past September, Jim suffered a life-changing stroke. He’s come a long way, and is now relearning how to eat and talk, and has started to regain the use of one arm. Although Jim has made strides beyond what we all thought possible, he is still severely disabled with no ability to use the right side of his body and limited use of his left side. Jim has been fully aware and alert through this experience, and fortunately, the stroke didn’t change his personality or affect his ability to think clearly.


June 29, 2016

Jim, Just made a small donation and wanted to send you my very best wishes for a full recovery. As fate would have it, I too, am named "Jim Cohen" and am a jazz musician living in Philadelphia. Our paths crossed (online) about 10+ years ago when my wife and I decided to start an annual New Year's "Toast & Jam" party at our home, inviting a lot of our jazz musician friends and others to Toast the new year and Jam the night away musically. I wanted to cook something special for the occasion but wasn't much of a cook at the time (well, I'm still not...) but we have a lot of Ashkenazi Jewish friends so I decided to look for a brisket recipe. Though Jewish, I didn't grow up eating brisket because I'm Sephardic and we, as you know, eat lamb instead, right? Well, I went onto Google and did a search for brisket recipes and what was the VERY FIRST recipe that came up?? You guessed it: "Jim Cohen's Sephardic Brisket Recipe"!!! Well! This one had my name all over it, and it was even for us Sephardics! I couldn't believe the serendipity. Naturally I had to make this recipe and it was a HUGE hit! I made it for several years running before I started to tweak the recipe myself here and there, you know, kind of making it my own. (You'd be proud.) In any case, I just stumbled upon your page here and read about your stroke, for which I'm very sorry. I just wanted to say 'thank you' from someone you've never met but who shares you very name and your taste in Sephardic brisket and let you know that your name has been mentioned - and this story told - in our home every New Years for the past decade or more. Once again, my very best wishes for your health, Sir! With thanks, The other, Jim Cohen (got it before you did. ;)

Jim Cohen

February 18, 2016

We miss seeing you at the Empire but Lexie said you're making great strides in your recovery. Keep up the good work!

Ann & Jim Goldfarb

January 27, 2016

Jim famous chef at The Wild flower Lodge at Vail I am the French ski instructor who came for diner many times with my clients and appreciate everything in your menu and we met I came to see you at your restaurant you opened in Louisville I hope you can recover very quickly Sorry to hear what happened to you Be strong

Franck Biasca

January 15, 2016

Chef, Sending you all my love & positive thoughts! The aging process can sure take a toll on us, but like myself, you are a strong, determined soul~ I have every confidence in you to roll with the punches that are yet to come & keep your spirit lifted. Best wishes to you on this journey of recovery~ Be kind & allow compassion for yourself as you heal. Hope to see you soon. Love, Joanna

Joanna Albright