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...


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Every Meal Starts with a Little Nosh; Consider Muhammara for Thanksgiving

Every Meal Starts with a Little Nosh; Consider Muhammara for Thanksgiving
No matter what time you call your guests to gather, Thanksgiving dinner needs to begin with a little nosh or two. They should be easy, do-ahead starters to keep your guests out of the kitchen while you're juggling those piping hot dishes. You'll want these appetizers to be bold enough to get your guests excit...


Monday, June 6, 2016

Savory Cheesy Kugel & Other Twists on Holiday Noodle Pudding

Savory Cheesy Kugel & Other Twists on Holiday Noodle Pudding

Are you a kugel traditionalist or do you yearn for a holiday twist on the sweet and cheesy layered noodle puddings of your childhood?

While I love sweet kugels as much as anyone who grew up with a sweet tooth cultivated by Ashkenazic grandparents, my tastes have changed. Now I lean more towards savo...