Posts Tagged ‘cooking’

Susie Fishbein Brings It Home

My Susie Fishbein books have been with me since the kids were little. They are all marked up—pages doggie-eared and food-stained on recipes I’ve made over and over again through the years: Beef and Broccoli Lo Mien, French Toast Sticks, Breaded Cauliflower, and Carrot Muffins just to name a few. Now my kids are teenagers,…

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Hot Bread Kitchen

I first discovered Hot Bread Kitchen at the Union Square Farmer’s Market in New York many years ago. The breads were beautiful and unlike any I had ever seen. The challah hot dog buns and warm, flaky Moroccan M’Smen flatbread caught my eye immediately. I ate the delicious flatbread right away and bought ½ dozen…

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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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A letter to Bubbie

Dear Bubbie,   We live in California now, and my Jewish cooking has gotten all mixed up with local influences. I’m sorry and I feel really bad but your beloved chicken soup has become your grandchildren’s favorite Mexican chicken soup. I still make your soup. Especially when the kids are sick or it’s a really cold…

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Making Tamales with Samuel

Every summer my son and I make tamales.  It was originally his idea. As a Jewish girl growing up in New Jersey, I didn’t really know a heck of a lot about Mexican food. I knew where to get the best bagels and lox, pickles and pastrami, ice cream and candy. Mexican food was not…

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