The Rosh Hashanah Scoop

I hope your September is off to a good start. It’s hard to believe Rosh Hashanah is just three weeks away. I’ve rounded up some great new Rosh Hashanah items and included some old favorites.  Are you cooking anything new for the holiday? Any modern twists in how you’re celebrating? Please share!  

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The Seasonal Jewish Kitchen

Amelia Saltsman is a longtime champion of local family farms. She’s passionate about helping everyday cooks make the connection between small-farm foods and real-life meals. Healthy, fresh and local is not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind, however, when we think of the traditional Jewish food our grandmothers made. “We tend to compartmentalize the…

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Rosh Hashanah Cootie Catchers – A Giveaway!!!

IT’S  a giveaway and a promotion!!!! I love these fun Rosh Hashanah cootie catchers from Designs by Tenisha. Use them to decorate your table (put one cootie catcher at each place setting), give them out as host gifts or just use them to spread some good and sweet new year cheer.  One lucky reader will win a package of…

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Eastern Europe

We had such a great time traveling through Eastern Europe last month. It will take me some time to sort through my notes and digest it all. Even though it’s the beginning of August, and there is still a few weeks of summer left, I’m starting to think about all I have to do to…

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The Shuka Truck

One of the highlights of our recent trip to New York was eating at the Shuka Truck and meeting Gabriel, Josh, and Solomon. They are lifelong friends who grew up in the same town in Israel. They also grew up eating shakshuka — an Israeli dish of eggs poached in a tomato sauce spiced with harissa,…

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Max & Eli Sussman’s Brisket and Potato Kugel

To me, brisket and kugel are more like winter foods—something I’d cook for the holidays. But in San Francisco the fog’s rolling in and while most of you are thawing out from a very cold winter, we’re just getting started around here.  So, lately I’ve been making comfort foods like stews and one-pot hearty soups….

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Ben Orkin’s Challah

Ben Orkin takes challah-braiding to a whole new level. Set to the music of Philip Glass, his instructional video is just about the most beautiful challah-braiding tutorial I’ve ever seen .

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