Baking Breads

 Breaking Breads: A New World of Israeli Baking by Uri Scheft is just the kind of cookbook I need right now as the weather turns colder. I’m excited to bake my way through this fabulous new book all winter long. Scheft is the Danish-Israeli master baker and creative genius behind Lehamim Bakery in Tel Aviv and…

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My First Latke Showdown

I’ve always been a simple ingredient kind of latke gal—potatoes, onions, eggs, matzah meal, and a little salt. My latke toppings are humble and traditional—sour cream, applesauce, and occasionally some lox if I feel like stepping it up a notch. But no more! After attending my first latke showdown, I’m inspired to mix up my…

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Hanukkah Food Gifts

I hope you enjoy this selection of unique Hanukkah gifts for your foodie friends and family. Tomorrow, I’ll be bringing you a roundup of my favorite dreidels. Happy Friday. Shabbat Shalom! Julie

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NY SHUK

Ron and Leetal Arazi are on a mission to share the vibrant traditional Sephardic and Middle Eastern Jewish food they grew up eating. With their artisanal food company, New York Shuk, they hope to bring the flavors of Middle Eastern cuisine into all our kitchens. Their line of homemade harissa has been praised by everyone from food…

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Molly on the Range

Molly Yeh’s fabulous blog, My Name is Yeh, caught my attention back in 2013 when I first started blogging. I was thrilled to feature Molly in one of my first blog posts, and the yummy Asian Challah I included in that post is still a family favorite. Molly’s blog has gone on to receive all sorts of awards, and…

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Tahini by Adeena Sussman

My new ingredient obsession is tahini. From whisking it into salad dressing to drizzling it on roasted vegetables, tahini makes any dish a standout. Tahini is not only delicious, it’s healthy too! It’s rich in omegas, high in protein, and calcium, and low in carbohydrates. It’s also vegan, gluten and dairy free. I’m thrilled that…

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Rosh Hashanah Roundup 2016/5777

It’s my annual Rosh Hashanah roundup! You’ll find lots of delicious and beautifully packaged treats to buy and give as host gifts, lovely ideas to decorate your holiday table in style, and some of my favorite new recipes and cookbooks to inspire your holiday cooking. Wishing you a sweet, happy and healthy new year. xo

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