November 20, 2018

Food

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.
By day, Andy Goldfarb is a busy venture capitalist in Brookline, Mass. By night, or when the divorced dad of two daughters has a free moment,
While planning for Passover, my favorite family holiday celebration, I received an email from Jennifer Abadi about her new Passover cookbook,
Sure, Passover presents an opportunity to contemplate the various meanings of freedom and oppression, historically and in our own lives,
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.
Evan Fox, 32, grew up in Arizona, but in his early 20s spent enough time in New York to fall in love with that city’s bagels.
I remember celebrating HanuKkah when growing up and being with my extended family of uncles, aunts and cousins. The highlights were lighting...
Cooking for Thanksgiving can be overwhelming! We are all very thankful for our moms.
Viceland’s show “Bong Appetite” finally did a Shabbat episode, which aired last night. The guest chef? None other than celebrated Jewish icon Joan Nathan.
The number one question my students have about Thanksgiving dinner: What can you do in advance?
I've always been fascinated by the nature-versus-nurture debate. How many of our personality traits are we born with and how many are learned?
How to make your own Challahween (with a little help from mom).
One of the first games children learn in grade school is called telephone or grapevine. All the students in the class form a line, and the teacher...
The more I travel, the more I realize that food influences move across borders with astounding efficiency. Take, for example, the Moroccan b’stilla...
First, there were cronuts. Then there were dookies, cruffins, and cragels... And then came the pretzel challah, the brainchild of Alain Cohen.
I wish I had a dollar for every time someone prefaced a recipe request with: “It’s probably a secret, but is there any way you would give me your...
Kibbutz Lotem in Israel’s western Galilee is green, lush and tranquil, owned by Yonatan Koren, a winemaker-philosopher who calls this place home.
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