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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Modern Jewish Baker & Pizza Rugelach; Basics & Way Beyond

Modern Jewish Baker & Pizza Rugelach; Basics & Way Beyond

Modern Jewish Baker; Challah, Babka, Bagels & More by Shannon Sarna, is a cookbook that will serve as both guide to baking basics and boundary bender for those ready for  adventures and mash-ups. Just as autumn's chill a...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Pan-Middle Eastern Flavors Light Up Nur, NYC

Pan-Middle Eastern Flavors Light Up Nur, NYC

This is NOT an Israeli restaurant, according to the chef and co-owners of Nur. So don't expect to find falafel or pita, please.

This is Pan- Middle Eastern, meant to be a reflection of the melding of cultures and flavors throughout the Levant and landing with great excitement in NYC. You won't miss ...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

15 Juicy Cookbook Recommendations for Mother’s Day

15 Juicy Cookbook Recommendations for Mother’s Day

Some people actually prepare recipes from cookbooks. Others seek inspiration while wiping drool from their chins as they flip through glossy photos and inspirational text.

Whoever she is, our bet is that your favorite Mom or Other-Mom would love to receive one of our top 15 cookbook recommendations ...

Monday, March 20, 2017

Fudgy Chocolate Bundt Cake that’s Perfect for Pesach

Fudgy Chocolate Bundt Cake that’s Perfect for Pesach

When I think of planning for Passover I gravitate to desserts first. Although I always want to add new flavors to our holiday table, the last course is always my challenge. That's why I start this review with mention of the most delicious, dairy-free, gluten-free, Fudgy Chocolate Bundt Cake with Coffee Gla...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tsion Cafe; Where Ethiopia Meets Israel in Harlem

Tsion Cafe; Where Ethiopia Meets Israel in Harlem

When I read about Tsion Cafe, Beejhy Barhany’s cozy spot in Harlem, I wondered if the menu would link her journey from Ethiopia to NYC via Israel. Like so many immigrants’ stories, this chef’s personal history informs her cooking in plenty of delectable ways. While many dishes are distinctly Ethiopi...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Off the Beaten Track in Haifa and Just Beyond

Off the Beaten Track in Haifa and Just Beyond

M and I have calculated that we've traveled to Israel about 40 times together to visit his family in Haifa. So you can imagine the challenge of finding new adventures while we're based in their hometown. Luckily, we're all history buffs and foodies so there is always something new to discover. In such a sm...

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

12 Guest Chefs Bring Star Power to Street Food

12 Guest Chefs Bring Star Power to Street Food

I know I promised you more on my noshing adventures in Israel (watch for it next week) but suddenly I realized that I have neglected to share something BIG with you falafel lovers living here in the USA! In September, Chef Einat Admony of Taim, Balaboosta, Bar Bolonat and Top Chef fame kicked off a 12 mont...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Winter Scenes from Tel Aviv’s Outdoor Food Market

Winter Scenes from Tel Aviv’s Outdoor Food Market

Carmel Market in Tel Aviv is one of the most vibrant spots in this city of contrasts. No matter how many times I've visited, I am seduced by shapely and unfamiliar fruit (winter pomelos!), chunks of stinky goat cheese and nutty pastries in this sprawling outdoor food market. As bright colors, sharp aroma...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

LOX & Lots More at this Museum Cafe

LOX & Lots More at this Museum Cafe

When I visited LOX, an unassuming cafe at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, NYC, I had an all star group of noshers with me. I was sure I could count on this crew, all food writers and chefs, to savor a selection of newly inspired old world Jewish favorites, even if it took hours,

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Spice it Up with this Giveaway before Thanksgiving

Spice it Up with this Giveaway before Thanksgiving

Just on time for Thanksgiving, we're offering up inspiration to help get you excited for cooking any and all parts of the holiday meal. Lior Lev Sercarz, owner of NYC's famed La Boite spice emporium and master spice blender, has kindly shared one copy of his magnificent book, The Spice Companion, a Guide ...