Sunday, September 20, 2020



Mothers and Daughters, Honey and Joy

We hope you try it with the future cooks and bakers in your lives. And we wish you a new year as sweet as Honey Joys. 

Jazz and Cooking Prodigies Potash Twins Whip Up Takeout Recipes in Food Network Kitchen App Series

They developed the 10-episode series to see if home cooks could make a recipe “equally as good if not better than” the takeout alternative.

A Taste of Honey on Rosh Hashanah

A fine honey really tastes sweeter than wine. And much like a fine wine, a fine raw honey provides a great richness and subtlety of flavors on your tongue.

An Abundance of Blessings

We hope you enjoy the creative way we cooked the simanim and that you try these little amuse-bouches at your seder.

A Sugar-Coated Wish for a Sweet New Year

We baked these in the hope that they portend a year of good fortune. 

A Moroccan Feast for the New Year

The centerpiece in the cuisine of Algerian, Tunisian and Moroccan Jews, couscous represents happiness and abundance, prosperity and blessing.

‘Where’s the Beef?’ Serves Up Passionate Appeal for Veganism

Ori Shavit's passion for veganism is grounded in her fight against the idea that humans have the right to use other species as they please. 

Perfecting a North African Kitchen Staple: Moroccan ‘Tortitas’

A crisp bite of Moroccan galette with a steaming cup of fresh mint tea: This is the definition of a simple pleasure, a pick me up

An Unforgettable Asian Noodle Salad

One of the simplest recipes, Asian Noodle Salad, has proven to be one of the most popular, loved equally by adults and children.

The Perfect Fit for Shabbat: Meat-and-Potato Croquette

In the Sephardic world, this labor-intensive food was reserved for Shabbat and holidays.

‘Modern Kosher’ Offers a Taste of Jewish Cuisine’s Evolution

The book is so inventive and inviting that it has a shelf life that will extend far beyond our present circumstances.

From Iraq, With Love: How to Make the Perfect Sabich

Our family still eats this meal every Shabbat and even if my mother is hosting, I make the eggplant and butternut squash.

The Allure of the Onion: Perfectly Piquant ‘Pizza’

Every roast, every chicken, every stew, every soup starts with onion. It’s engraved in stone for a Sephardic cook. 

Sourdough: The Bread for the Soul

Sourdough is a combination of art and science; the ingredients are simple — flour, water and salt — but the nutritional benefits are great.

Adapt and Adopt: The Evolution of Latin American Jewish Cuisine

Cohen said that the Sephardic Jews who immigrated to Latin America tended to adapt quickly because most knew Judeo-Spanish, similar to Spanish and Portuguese

Add Vitamin D to Your Tisha B’Av Diet With Fish

With a little seasoning and some ingredient ingenuity, you can whip up a memorable fish dish with a vitamin D bonanza.

Zach Banner Endorses Challah Back Girls Who Bake to Raise Funds for Social Justice Groups

To date, they have received more than 200 orders, baked more than 500 challahs, and shipped the bread to more than 130 cities in 27 states.

Comic Jena Friedman Serves up Food and Humor in ‘The Joy of Quarantine’

Friedman makes an “everything” bagel from pizza dough; makes kugel with potatoes, broccoli and green beans; and whips up cholent with Slivovitz.

The Kingly Roots of Kitchri: Lentils With Love

The combination of rice and lentils gives a nutty depth and makes this dish a source of complete protein.

Moroccan Fish: It’s Kind of A Big (and Tasty) Deal

The fresher the fish, the better. This is real comfort food, Sephardic spice style!

Former Staff Accuse Acclaimed L.A. Sqirl Restaurant of Serving Moldy Jam to Customers

"The moldy jam was a daily concern," said a former Sqirl pastry chef.

Simply Splendid Summer Salads

Christopher Columbus set sail in August 1492, three days after the deadline set by the Alhambra Decree for the expulsion or forced conversion of...

Could This Mediterranean Takeout Brand Named for an Arabic Israeli TV Show Be the Restaurant of the Future?

The menu in some ways is an homage to the restaurant’s television namesake.

The History and Heavenly Delights of Baklava

The Greeks and Turks argue over who can lay claim to the origins of baklava.

What is Jewish American Food? Culinary Experts Explain.

As American-Jewish society becomes harder to define, so does its food culture.

3-D Printed Steaks? An Israeli Startup Will Test Them Out in High-End Restaurants.

The product has a 95 percent smaller environmental impact than producing actual beef.

America the Beautiful: Fourth of July Grill

I was born in Casablanca, Morocco. Fearing rising anti-Semitism, my family moved to Los Angeles in 1973. I was 8 years old and I...

Father’s Day Grilling: Spicy Harissa Pargiyot

Pargiyot are boneless, skinless chicken thighs

The Best Tunisian Tuna Sandwich

Imagine a crusty demi-baguette smeared with rusty red harissa, layered with flakes of tuna, and slices of egg and potato.

Shakshuka: The Breakfast of Kings

The bright azure and gentle waves of the Mediterranean beckon from beyond the floor-to-ceiling windows but there is a more tempting challenge from where...

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Israelis Brace for High Holidays in Shadow of Second Lockdown

The Ministry of Health says 5,238 new cases have been confirmed between Thursday and Friday, setting yet another negative record. Restriction on movement is somewhat relaxed from 500 yards from one's home to 1,000 yards.

A Tale of Two High Holidays: Why Orthodox Jews Are Going to Synagogue While Everyone Else Is on Zoom

(JTA) – At the Jewish Center on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, this year’s High Holidays will be anything but normal. With eight services happening in various...

Remembering the Life and Work of the Woman who Championed Women’s Rights: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies At 87

She died from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer.

3 Holocaust Monuments Vandalized With Swastikas in Ukraine and Russia

Police are investigating the instances of vandalism.

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