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Yamit's Table

The Wow of Cacao: Guilt-Free Black Bean Brownies

It’s been well documented that guilt is a word often associated with food in American culture. In his book “In Defense of Food: An...

Vegan Halvatashen for Fierce Queens

Queen Esther may have saved our people from Haman’s evil plot but that’s not the only thing she’s known for. The beautiful bride of the...

Schooled on Stuffed Peppers

I inadvertently started a family spat the other day when I asked my cousin in Israel and my mother for their Bulgarian stuffed peppers...

Blending of Cultures Keeps Judaism Alive

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since I became food editor at the Jewish Journal but sure enough, the hallmarks of time...

Why Cooks Prefer Farmers Markets

When I first started working at the American Embassy in Uganda, I had just come off of eight years of owning and cooking in...

Bubbe Cakes, the Unforgettables and Talking to Strangers

We humans have powerful filtration systems that we use all the time. You can call these filters lenses or defense mechanisms, protection or rose-colored...

Being Jonathan Gold

Jonathan Gold, the Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic of the Los Angeles Times, died July 21 in his beloved city at the age of 57....

Living the High Life: Ron Silver and His Three Bubbes

I admit to being one of those New Yorkers with a bad attitude toward change. Not only do I dislike change in general, but...

Salmon Cakes with Nothing Fake

I’m perpetually trying to cook with minimal ingredients on the weekends because I’m a chef who usually has an empty fridge by Sunday. Trying...

The Sexiest, Healthiest Hamantashen You’ve Ever Had

I admit I had to refresh myself on the story of Purim before coming up with a recipe for this week’s column. Growing up...

Eat Real, Be Real, Feel Real

January and February — I think I can speak for many of my fellow chefs when I say we don’t enjoy you very much....

The Sephardic Answer to Gefilte Fish

Although I’m an only child, I was compensated for this unfortunate circumstance in the form of cousins whom I regard as brothers and sisters....

The Last of Doly’s Barberries

I’ve often viewed birthdays as a time to challenge myself to do the scary and uncomfortable. I promise myself to try at least one...

The Saudade of Cake

Aside from the fact that my father is a remarkable storyteller, he has been swimming upstream for many of his 79 years on Earth,...

Christmas Borscht in a Jewish Town

Perhaps one of the most surprising things about my visit to Veselka, a renowned Ukrainian restaurant on Manhattan’s very Jewish-centric Lower East Side, is...

Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Me and Borscht

What do Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and I have in common? We all spent a day at Veselka, an iconic Ukrainian restaurant in Manhattan’s...

I’ll Have What He’s Having: Jake Dell at Katz’s Delicatessen

It was 25 degrees outside recently when I went to Katz’s Delicatessen on Manhattan’s Lower East Side to talk to fifth-generation owner Jake Dell....

Matzo Balls: Not Just for Passover

In last week’s column, I waxed poetic about chicken stock, so it seemed appropriate that I should follow up by telling you how I...

Soup DNA: The Secret Behind the Best Chicken Soup

Soup is the culinary equivalent of love. I know that’s a pretty bold statement, but I fiercely stand behind it. I once read that Chinese...

Call it Krispy Kremeovitz

Most people don’t know they have the Jews to thank for the culinary masterpiece known as the jelly doughnut. In 1485, not long after a...

Gluten-Free Latkes That Are Nothing Short of Miraculous

Gluten-free everything seems to be all the rage. My friends in New York City tell me gluten is so reviled these days that you...

The Day-After-Thanksgiving Feast

You know how you wake up the morning after Thanksgiving trying to figure out how you could have eaten so much but still have...

Thanksgiving With More Joy and Less Oy

I have an important message about the Thanksgiving meal for all you moms, dads, bubbes and holiday feast-makers out there: It’s not about the...

Perspective and the Avocado Seed

For a chef, kitchen disasters are simply par for the course. You have a 600-person catering job for an important function? “Ha, ha, ha,” says...

Latest news

Israel Cordons Off Heavily Infected Orthodox Suburb

Israeli security forces cordoned off the city of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, and are enforcing a total lockdown there.

Israeli Missile-Production Line Starts Churning Out Much-Needed Ventilators

“We are operating in a challenging time, and in a global ‘war’ to acquire the necessary components and fulfill our mission,” said Udi Kantor, CEDO of Inovytec.

Israeli Cycling Team to Hold Virtual Indoor Cycling Ride for Mask Donations

On April 5 at 9:30 p.m. ET, an Israeli cycling team will host a virtual indoor ride as a way to donate N95 masks...

Rabbi Osher Yaakov Westheim, Renowned British Authority on Kosher Laws, Dies of Coronavirus

(JTA) — Rabbi Osher Yaakov Westheim was considered “a towering figure” in the United Kingdom city of Manchester and a world-respected authority on kosher...

ADL Report Details Iran’s Coronavirus Anti-Semitism

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released a report on April 3 chronicling the Iranian government’s various anti-Semitic conspiracy theories surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19). ADL Associate Director,...
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