April 1, 2020


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.
The harvest festival of Sukkot is a great time to be home for the holidays. The most obvious reason is that the main symbol of the festival is the sukkah.
Yom Kippur, one of the holiest and most important days of the Jewish year, is observed by prayer and fasting all day.
I didn't grow up with tzimmes, so the idea of stewed, mushy vegetables with dried fruit has never much appealed to me.
Chef Ari Kolendar has a few favorite, hearty fall dishes his maternal grandmother used to make at Rosh Hashanah for their large family in Charleston.
Chef Ari Kolender has deep roots in the South and its cultural traditions, but he has embraced California cuisine and its emphasis on seasonal fare.
It’s coming from Brooklyn Brands, an old-school-meets-new-school bakery that turns out Ashkenazi Jewish classics such as babka.
Traditionally during Rosh Hashanah, foods sweetened with honey are eaten to symbolize the wish for a sweet and happy year ahead.
In traditional circles, Rosh Hashanah meals are laden with delicious foods that carry symbolic meanings, designed to bode well for the upcoming year.
Look closer. See those little bumps on its surface? It’s a cow tongue, the culinary centerpiece of the Persian Rosh Hashanah meal.
While I was growing up, one of my favorite smoked fish was barbecued cod. It was atomic red and dripping with its own oil.
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