September 19, 2018

Yamit’s Table

“More than the Jews have kept Shabbat, Shabbat has kept the Jews.” — Ahad Ha’am Shabbat is a grounding force for our family.
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.
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.