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EST. 2011 BY LIZ RUEVEN
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Winter Borscht & a Class to Sway You

Winter Borscht & a Class to Sway You

Borscht, a simple beet soup with roots in Eastern Europe, never held much appeal for me. So when Rabbi Evan Krame, spiritual leader of The Jewish Studio, suggested that I teach a zoom cooking session about borscht, I politely suggested other seasonal options. But NO. He wanted BORSCHT as the subject of thi...

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Perfectly Imperfect Apple Pie

Perfectly Imperfect Apple Pie

The first words of wisdom Ronnie offered as I arrived in her sunny CT kitchen for a pie baking tutorial were, "Don't pummel the dough". I've heard that sage advice before but still, I was surprised at how lightly she handled the soft mounds of future pie crust. Thanksgiving pie bakers,...

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Pulled Brisket Tacos Meet the Challenge

Pulled Brisket Tacos Meet the Challenge

There are lots of reasons to serve brisket on a holiday: It’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser, it’s the ultimate do-ahead entree (so much better if you do) and best of all, it’s an almost effortless recipe. Whatcha think about brisket tacos with quick pickled onions and all the fixin's? Find the recipe be...

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Key Lime Sorbet Cools your Margarita

Key Lime Sorbet Cools your Margarita

There's a new gelato place in my hometown and folks are scooping it up. I'm thrilled to see Cold Fusion Gelato on Main St. where their all natural and kosher flavors are bringing residents out to grab a cone and stroll as they indulge in refreshing gelato and sorbet. As I sat with Eric Emmert, co-owner of ...

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Apple Cake Auction & Bake a Stand

Apple Cake Auction & Bake a Stand

When food blogger, social worker, activist Whitney Fisch springs into action she takes a stand and amplifies it via her 18,000 plus followers on social media. In response to the outrageous increase in attacks on the Jewish community worldwide, I join her movement to Bake a Stand by auctioning off my classic H...

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Lemony Yogurt Pancakes Lighten up Breakfast

Lemony Yogurt Pancakes Lighten up Breakfast

Here’s a recipe for Shavuot that elevates the humble pancake to a delicious functional food. In June Hersh's home, they are a Sunday favorite, with a batter that requires a few extra steps but lightens up these breakfast griddle cakes significantly. The secret ingredient is yogurt....

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Spring Miso Soup & the Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook

Spring Miso Soup & the Berkshires Farm Table Cookbook

I dance a little jig when I find a cookbook that speaks to me with stories and recipes that focus on local and seasonal recipes. Toss in background about the growers behind the ingredients and entries that teach while titillating and I'm jazzed to start whipping up something I've never cooked before. The B...

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Recipes Remembered: Chocolate Thinsies

Recipes Remembered: Chocolate Thinsies

This recipe for deeply chocolatey brownie thins jumped off the pages of Recipes Remembered; A Celebration of Survival as I spent a full weekend absorbing the remarkable stories in a book I revisit each year around Holocaust Remembrance Day. In June Feiss Hersh's powerful collection of individual survivors'...

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Essentials for Passover Meals; Or Not

Essentials for Passover Meals; Or Not

Flowers, special dishes and serving pieces on your holiday table? Essential or not? How about a buffet loaded with multiple family favorites? How many are enough? The word "essential" has taken on new meaning since we re-imagined Passover seders one year ago, in 2020. If we've learned anything, as we face ...

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Celebrate Purim with Bourekas Bursting with Beets & Feta

Celebrate Purim with Bourekas Bursting with Beets & Feta

Purim, the Jewish holiday told in the Scroll of Esther (Megillat Esther) is a triumphant story about our clever queen, whose hidden identity as a Jewess, is central to WHY we eat pastries and pastas filled with intriguing surprises as part of our celebration. While hamantaschen, triangular cookies filled w...