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A Whole New Charoset Ball Game

In the Song of Songs, an allegory of the love between God and Israel, King Solomon extols the fruit of the land — apples,...

4 Sephardic Recipes for ‘Safer at Home’ Passover Seder

Passover is one of the most cherished dates of the Jewish calendar. It is a celebration of our redemption from slavery in Egypt to freedom...

I Get By With a Little Charoset From My Friends

This year for Passover, I’m thrilled to share some traditional recipes from an Israeli friend, Hedva Amrani, which we’ll include at our seder. Amrani is...

The Cauliflower Cult

Cauliflower is having a moment. The cruciferous darling of the culinary scene is starring on restaurant menus all over the world — and Israeli chefs...

Yemenite Soup: How to Make a Great Comfort Food

Many years ago, there was an authentic Yemenite restaurant on Pico Boulevard. At the Magic Carpet, you could order the crispiest malawach, the freshest salads...

Sephardic Purim Gifts of Food

For our grandmothers, Purim didn’t mean matching mishloach manot to the theme of the family Purim costumes. Or a basket filled with Israeli wafers,...

Shabbat Stew Two Ways: Moroccan Dafina and Iraqi T’bit

In the five years that SEC FOOD (a project of the Sephardic Educational Center) has been featured on Facebook, our posts on Moroccan Dafina...

How to Cook the Ultimate Jewish Chicken Soup (with Bok Choy)

There’s no substitute for homemade chicken soup at any time but particularly when sick. This is the soup I make when I’m under the weather....

Sweets for Your Sweetie

I had just arrived at my friend’s house in Sonoma when she ran inside carrying a huge jar of milk and a carton filled...

The Bounty of Tu B’Shevat

Although there are no specific dishes that have traditionally been prepared for Tu B’Shevat, the custom of serving dishes that contain fruits and nuts...

Ready, Set, Hummus (And How to Shop for Spices)

My students timed how long it took me to make this hummus (while explaining the procedure) and it was close to 3 1/2 minutes....

In This Ragù, Don’t Forget to Add Love

Ragù, in Italian, means meat sauce. When I was a kid, my family made ragù by dumping a jar of Ragú spaghetti sauce into...

Mushrooms Plus Eggs Equals Frittata

In Italy, eggs aren’t considered breakfast fare. Most Italians wake up to espresso and a pastry. Frittatas are for dinner. There are two types of...

Rustic Chicken for a Chilly Day

The first time I went to Italy, I road-tripped in with some Italians I’d met while backpacking around Europe. We crossed over from the French...

Stirring Radicchios in Risotto

It’s hard for me to accept that some people just can’t stomach radicchio because I love it so much that I stock my fridge...

Fry That Oil: Latke Recipes 5 Different Ways

As someone who has catered many Hollywood parties in Southern California, I know what people will and won’t eat. It’s important that people enjoy...

Molly Yeh’s Potato Latkes and a Schmaltzy Side

There are those who like their latkes with applesauce and those who serve them with sour cream. Molly Yeh of Food Network’s “Girl Meets...

Hanukkah: A Feast for the Senses

Hanukkah has always been our favorite Jewish holiday. It’s a time when the entire family gets together to celebrate by lighting candles, singing songs,...

A Vegetarian Meal That Won’t Make You Miss Meat

The word on the street is that polenta must be stirred constantly while it cooks, similar to risotto. There are even automatic polenta stirrers...

Pumpkin Pie That’s a Crowd Pleaser

Pumpkin pie is so good that I can’t believe people have it only for Thanksgiving. For calorie counters, pumpkin pie is the most low-calorie...

This Thanksgiving Eat Your Veggies Then Have Dessert

Every year for Thanksgiving, I teach a very full and merrily hectic class called “Everything But The Turkey.” It’s the same menu every year....

These Must Eat Potatoes Are Italian, Not French

One night, after returning from an art opening, I had a chance to tell a couple of Italian friends what I was preparing for...

Make Your Own Sophisticated Tuna Spread, Italian Style

Jews have a long history in Italy. In fact, Rome has Europe’s oldest Jewish community. When the Roman Empire conquered Jerusalem 2,000 years ago,...

Not-Too-Sweet Spiced Pumpkin Bread

To be honest, this is more pumpkin bread than pumpkin cake. Yet because I don’t make cakes to have on hand for fear that...

Cookies With a Taste of Tuscany

In Italian, biscotti means cookies — any type of cookies, not only the oblong, crunchy ones that we consider “biscotti” in America. If you...

Soul Kitchen: Pumpkin Mushroom Bisque

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrN38SlMIbU&feature=youtu.be Pumpkin Mushroom Bisque This recipe can be doubled. 1/2 cup chopped brown onion 2 tablespoons olive oil 8 ounces sliced mushrooms (white, cremini, baby portobellos and shiitakes are...

Fall Is the Season for Soup

For me, Tuscany is a place where time slows down and afternoons stretch out like golden pathways leading toward long, soul-nourishing meals. In the...

A Confluence of Food and Art in Los Angeles

The citywide monthlong current: LA Food triennial is here, with more than 75 free events and 15 commissioned installations in public parks in 15...

Algerian ‘Petits Pains’ for Before and After the Fast

I first learned about the sweet little breads of Yom Kippur from “Sephardic Holiday Cooking” by Gilda Angel. This book puts each food in its cultural...

The Crispy Wonder of the Persian Cucumber 

In terms of fresh produce, there are few things as sacrilegious to most Middle Easterners than eating those bulky, tasteless, American slicing cucumbers. They’re unnecessarily...

New Articles

DNC Chair Tom Perez Reassures Jewish Democrats That Party Platform Will Support 2-State Solution

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Tom Perez, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. reassured Jewish Democrats that they would be happy with the next party...

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jewish Death Row Inmate Who Says Judge Was Anti-Semitic

He says judge who sentenced him referred to him using anti-Semitic slurs.

BDS Founder Says It’s OK to Use Israeli Coronavirus Vaccine

Omar Barghouti, the founder of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, said in an April 5 Facebook livestream that it’s perfectly fine for...

First Plane Bringing Vital Medical Supplies to Israel from China Touches Down

El Al flights will land at a rate of two per day until all 20 tons of medical equipment, including 900,000 surgical masks, 500,00 protective suits and several ventilators, have been delivered.

Israel Declares Full Curfew Starting on Passover Eve

Jerusalem will be divided into eight districts, with residents unable to travel between them.
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