Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Easy Summer Nosh: Smoked Trout Canapés

Easy Summer Nosh: Smoked Trout Canapés
I had the honor of interviewing my friend, cookbook author and keynote speaker, Leah Koenig, at our third annual Southern CT Jewish Food Festival a few days ago. We dished about global Jewish foods, highlighting  the pressing question, what makes Jewish food Jewish, anyway? Ask either of us and we'd be gl...


Thursday, December 6, 2018

We have a Winner!

We have a Winner!
Thank you to all 566 readers who commented, tagged and linked to our give-away this week. You are the best! I loved reading each and every one of your comments. Talk about latke toppings?! You shared your Chanukah traditions, some new flavors and plenty of latke passion. If you're looking for some great id...


Monday, December 3, 2018

Chanukah Giveaway: Little Book of Jewish Feasts

Chanukah Giveaway: Little Book of Jewish Feasts
It's Chanukah giveaway time! We want all of our readers to to have a chance to win this gift so we're running this contest as a real quickie. Jump right in! One lucky reader will win a copy of Koenig's cookbook, Little Book of Jewish Feasts, this week. We'll rush it right out to the winner so (hopefully) ...


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Poppy Seed Schnitzel for Chanukah? Yes, Please!

Poppy Seed Schnitzel for Chanukah? Yes, Please!
And just like that... we're about to celebrate Chanukah! Get ready to swiftly shift from talking turkey to frying potato pancakes, sufganiyot (Israeli style donuts) and schnitzel. Wait! Schnitzel for Chanukah? YES, please! This extra crunchy version will be a great crowd pleaser next to any of these dair...


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Little Book of Jewish Appetizers GIVEAWAY!

Little Book of Jewish Appetizers GIVEAWAY!
We couldn't be more excited for Leah Koenig's Little Book of Jewish Appetizers. This beautifully photographed cookbook is a treasure of recipes that may just inspire you to skip the mains (ok. Maybe not for Thanksgiving) and create a celebration around easy to prep small bites. We're giving away one copy this...


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...


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Savory French Toast Elevates Mom’s Day Classic

Savory French Toast Elevates Mom’s Day Classic

Classic French Toast doesn't take much to prepare. And we would never knock it as a great starter recipe for young kids wanting to thrill Moms with breakfast in bed on Mother's Day. In fact, it never crossed our minds to stray from the basic challah soaked, cinnamon laced, eggy breakfast fave that we all l...



Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Quinoa Filled Squash Boats for Passover

Quinoa Filled Squash Boats for Passover

As we wind our way through Passover week, it's great fun to experiment with ingredients that fit the bill as perfectly as quinoa does. This vegetarian dish brings bright colors and textures together for this elegant side dish or entree. 11910...



Thursday, February 28, 2013

Noshing Around the Lower East Side, NYC

Noshing Around the Lower East Side, NYC

I love a good walking tour almost as much as a hands-on cooking class. So when Jennifer Abadi sent me her Syrian cooking class schedule along with dates for Context Travel’s “Jewish Cuisine and Culture” walk on the Lower East Side, NYC, I was ready to zip on my warm boots, grab a proper winter hat and ...



Thursday, December 13, 2012

Farm to Table; Goat to Goatgurt; Sizzling Fritters

Farm to Table; Goat to Goatgurt; Sizzling Fritters

I’m still abuzz from all of the new experiences I had last weekend at the Hazon Food Conference. Over the course of four jampacked days, I met  passionate, articulate and inspiring food, social and environmental activists, Rabbis, educators and students, chefs and home cooks, gardeners, farmers and food...