September 21, 2018

Yamit Behar Wood

During Shavuot, Jews eat soft cheeses and dairy-based meals for several reasons. First, the Torah was given to our people by Moses...
I’ve just come home from work. I’m covered in burns and cuts to the point where the heat from my shower stung so much I had to turn...
Some people dream of buying cars, luxury clothing or jewels. Chefs covet cookbooks and knives. Although I’ve tried to get a...
I recently had a conversation about the difference between situations that are dangerous but safe, and those that are safe but dangerous.
Many people believe that popcorn’s origin can be traced to movie theaters. There will be plenty of people buying the air-popped treat at...
Being raised by two intensely patriotic Israelis while living outside of Israel was confusing. Although both my parents had been...
Although I consider myself a social person, I realized early on that in a party situation, I’ve always gravitated toward the kitchen.
My father recently had a scary episode on a sidewalk in which concrete was the clear victor, and my father’s head was the loser.
Passover means freedom to the Jews. Freedom from Egypt, freedom from slavery and freedom to teach the new generation about our...
I certainly won the Parent lottery, and I don’t think it’s an accident that I was given the ones I got. I also was exceptionally...
Dolma, dolmeh, tolma, yaprak, sarma, sarmi: It doesn’t matter what they’re called, the humble grape leaf has tremendous power.
I’m perpetually trying to cook with minimal ingredients on the weekends because I’m a chef who usually has an empty fridge by Sunday.
I admit I had to refresh myself on the story of Purim before coming up with a recipe for this week’s column. Growing up primarily...
January and February — I think I can speak for many of my fellow chefs when I say we don’t enjoy you very much.
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