Our Favorite Passover Dinners

Keeping Passover all week is a good reminder that when it comes to cooking family dinner, keeping it simple is always best. I need not fear that my kids will go hungry! They will eat salads! And more importantly, since the dinner hour is always crazy in my house, I need to remember that I…

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The Search for Israeli Cuisine

This is how it happens sometimes.  A search for a new brisket recipe for Passover led me to discover an exciting upcoming documentary about Israeli cuisine.  I found this short film by Roger Sherman on The Brisket Book when I was looking for the brisket recipe. Roger, I then learned, is also an award-winning producer,…

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Passover Cocktails

For the past few days I’ve been really zeroing in on my Passover menu. I’m starting to get organized—making lists and thinking about what I can prepare ahead of time, what I’ll make the day of, which markets I’ll be shopping at, and what I need to pre-order.  But then, I pushed all my planning…

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Breaking Matzo

Thanks to Andy Goldfarb, our Passover Seders will never be the same.  After you learn about Andy and his Breaking Matzo project, neither will yours.  Andy starts his Seder with a matzo-eating contest, asking everyone around the table to eat one piece of matzo as fast as they can without any water. “We have fun…

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Passover Roundup 2015

Happy Monday! Today I’m sharing all the goodies I’ve rounded up for Passover. Some are new and some are favorites from last year. Hope you enjoy!    

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Modern Jewish Cooking

 I’ve been a big fan of Leah Koenig for years.  From Za’atar Burgers to Chocolate Pomegranate Gushers to a Moroccan Chanukah dinner, I can always count on Leah not only for great recipes, but also for new twists on traditional favorites. Leah writes for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Saveur, Epicurious, CHOW,…

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Poppy Seed Pie for Purim

Every year a few weeks before Purim I start to feel a little Jewish guilt. I don’t particular enjoy making hamantaschens, and since the kids started middle school, I stopped making them altogether. Truth be told, I don’t really have much patience for making any sort of cookies.  I’d also love for the kids to celebrate…

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