Posts Tagged ‘cooking’


“And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest. And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and the stranger” (Lev.19:…

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Irina’s Chopped Liver

  I love my collection of Jewish cookbooks. I use them them often and especially during the Jewish holidays. But really, for me the best recipes come from family and close friends. My fifth-grader wanted to make chopped liver for his end-of-school-year class potluck. His teacher requested that each student bring in a homemade dish…

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Oma and Bella and Florence and Me

I know it’s Mother’s Day but I’m thinking about grandmothers.  Actually, I’ve been thinking about grandmothers for the past couple of weeks.  Last week I wrote about Oma and Bella — two holocaust survivors who recreated all the dishes their mothers and grandmothers made for them as children from memory. Oma’s granddaughter, Alexa Karolinski, made a film about them as they cooked and told stories about their lives. She…

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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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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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