contributed by Melissa Roberts
In case you haven’t heard, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving fall on the same day this year. It’s a big deal because the holidays last converged in the 1880′s and it won’t happen again for thousands of years. Reason to celebrate Thanksgivukkah, for sure!
For some, the idea of frying latkes while preparing a Thanksgiving feast isn’t an intimidating thought. For most of us mortals, however, the thought of standing and frying at the stove isn’t a welcome notion. (And for mortals like myself, frying but once a year is enough!) There is a solution to the frying “issue.” Continue reading
It’s time for Give-Away #2 of the Thanksgivukkah season and this one contains true confessions from the self described “bride who knew nothing”, Jamie Geller. Continue reading
Sugar and Olives, Norwalk CT.Photo: Noel Berry
By Katy Morris
Thanksgivukah is almost here!
In a once in a life-time gastronomical marriage, Chanukah and Thanksgiving, two of the most celebrated holiday feasts, happen to fall on the same exact day this year. And unless you’ve been hiding from all of the hype in your cave, you know it has been dubbed Thanksgivukkah.
To help you avoid the potential stress that this culinary crossover may cause for you in the kitchen and to also provide you with some great Chanukah gift ideas for your food-loving family, we have rounded up some local cooking classes which are sure to inspire this year’s menu or will simply help boost your cooking talents overall.
From kosher classes in NYC where you will learn to create hybridized holiday dishes like layered sweet potato casserole, orange olive oil cake, and root-vegetable latkes alongside well-known chefs, to 100% vegetarian classes on a farm in CT where you will learn scrumptious recipes for your Veg-only Thanksgiving…these classes will be sure to delight every palate. Continue reading
The convergence of Chanukah and Thanksgiving is so HUGE, so once in a lifetime, that you, my loyal readers, deserve gifts!
Who doesn’t love a give-away, anyway?
How about FOUR of them??? This is the first of FOUR cookbooks that I will be giving away over the weeks leading up to Thanksgivukah and heading towards the new year.
Be sure to check in each week so you don’t miss any of these. I think you’ll love them as much as I do.
Manchurian Cauliflower, photo: Chuck Dorris
contributed by Katy Morris
Celebrated Chef Kausik Roy, a culinary expert who has mastered the intricacies of authentic Indian cuisine and has been successfully satisfying the palates of East Village and CT diners for years, has opened the doors of his newest eatery in Fairfield County, Aladin Indian Bistro. When crafting the menu, Continue reading
Recipe: Marcia Selden Catering
If you have picky eaters at home, you know how difficult it can be to get them to eat salmon. But it’s worth your effort because salmon is bursting with omega-3 heart healthy fats as well as vitamin D. These salmon cakes are crispy, Continue reading
contributed by Melissa Roberts
Squash and sage are quintessential flavors of fall, particularly a northeastern autumn. Here they are featured in a waffle that, drenched with maple syrup, fits in easily on the breakfast table. Continue reading
Contributed by Katy Morris
Jessica’s Natural Foods, an all natural, gluten-free, kosher (non-dairy) granola, is my new choice for my morning treat. Amazingly, it is also non-GMO verified, and contains absolutely no trans fats, cholesterol, refined sweeteners, or artificial colors or flavors. Continue reading
I had this image of myself romping through the Italian woods, slim jeans (always slimmer than the true pic) tucked securely into knee high, waterproof boots, hugged by a warm sweater that I wouldn’t mind getting smeared with shmutz and the company of barking, highly trained dogs alerting our very own trifolau (truffle hunter) to the exact spot where these lumpy tubers would be pried free of the moist soil with an ecstatic yelp of ECCO!
I flew off to Northwestern Italy to hunt truffles and taste the magnificent, Nebbiolos, Barolos and more lovely reds than I can clearly recall. Continue reading
When Slow Food collaborators Eugenio Signoroni and Francesca Farkas taught us how to make ravioli when we visited the small village of Argegno on Lake Como, Italy, last week, I didn’t expect it to be this easy. The dough is golden yellow as a result of the many eggs used in the pastas of Northwestern Italy. Continue reading