Oma and Bella

Meet Oma and Bella. Two extraordinary women.  One unforgettable film.  And a terrific cookbook too.  Oma (Regina Karolinski) and Bella Katz are best friends and roommates who live in Berlin. They are also Holocaust survivors whose entire families were wiped out by the Nazis.  After the war, they met in Berlin in a displaced persons’…

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A Better Macaroon

You know your favorite macaroon recipe—the one you’ve been making every year for Passover? The one you’ve been making forever? Well, it’s about to be upstaged. Introducing Alice Medrich’s New Classic Coconut Macaroons. These macaroons taste divine. They look gorgeous. They’re easy to make. Your guests will kvell. Medrich’s macaroons give that fancy French macaron…

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Thursday’s Passover Pick

Today it’s all about cool food finds for Passover. (Please note, I have indicated below those products that are specifically certified as “Kosher for Passover.” However, please check all websites for more detailed information.) Friday’s Pick — The best of the Jewish museum shops in San Fransisco and New York

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Loving My Jewish Cookbooks

I’m devoted to my Jewish cookbooks. Take my Joy of Cooking, my Barefoot Contessa, my Moosewood, all my Martha’s and Jamie’s and Nigella’s and even my Julia’s.  But please don’t ever take away my Jewish cookbooks.  My life has changed throughout the years. I went from being single to married to a family of four. We moved from East…

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Molly Yeh and the Best Challah You’ve Never Made

I bet you never made a challah quite like this one.  I bet you never met someone quite like Molly Yeh.  Let’s start with Molly and then we’ll talk about her challah.  She’s no slouch.  Molly graduated from Juilliard in 2011 with a degree in percussion. She’s played at Carnegie Hall and with the Hong Kong…

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Brooklyn. Three originals. And a recipe.

I’m sure you’ve heard all the buzz about Brooklyn…the new indie stores, trendy art galleries, hip restaurants and famous people who become instantly stylish by living there.  But back before Brooklyn was cool—and before it was uncool before that—it was a place where innovation and opportunity thrived, especially for many Jewish immigrants. This post is…

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