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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, February 8, 2017

Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup Like Grandma Made

Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup Like Grandma Made

This gently seasoned beef, barley and mushroom soup is a warming winter classic best served on a frigid day. The rich aromas will permeated your home with memories of sweet visits with your grandparents. The best part: basic ingredients come together in a comforting, glistening and nutritious dish that req...



Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Hummus in the Color of Love

Hummus in the Color of Love

Make your own hummus at home and you'll never (well, almost) buy it pre-packaged again. It's practically a guarantee.

This super easy, nutritious recipe includes bold and beautiful beets. In addition to adding another layer of earthy flavor, the beets tint the hummus a delightfully vibrant fuchsia.<...



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...



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Molly Yeh’s Falafel Recipe Brings Brightness to January

Molly Yeh’s Falafel Recipe Brings Brightness to January

Taim means flavor but more specifically, YUMMMM. We use it when we take a bite and can only summon one word to express how utterly delicious that bite is. TAIM!

So it makes perfect sense that the best falafel in NYC is served at a place with a name that encapsulates how perfectly balanced, fried and...



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, December 28, 2016

Spiced Cod to Keep your Latkes Company

Spiced Cod to Keep your Latkes Company

It's natural to focus on latkes and creative fried alternatives when we feel like we are, ahem, obligated to sizzle all sorts of treats in hot oil for Chanukah celebrations. But what are you serving as your main dish? We like to serve something loaded with vegetables in order to relieve just a wee bit o'gu...



Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Spice up Chanukah with these Eggplant Pakoras

Spice up Chanukah with these Eggplant Pakoras

If latkes begin to look a little lackluster midway to Chanukah’s grand finale on the eighth night, you're not alone. Consider spicing up your holiday celebration with these fried Indian Eggplant Pakora from Shulie Madnick’s Food Wanderings.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

11 Fried Chanukah Treats to Beat Latke Fatigue

11 Fried Chanukah Treats to Beat Latke Fatigue

We love Chanukah latkes as much as all of you do. And we plan on eating our fill, for sure. But after 2-3 nights, no matter how creatively we've mixed and sizzled, we're ready for something a little different.

So this year, we're celebrating the miracle of oil by searching eight regions for fried tr...