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Salmon and Sweet Potato Fishcakes 
with Lime Za’atar Yogurt

I like to involve my kids in the preparation of these, as their little hands make surprisingly neat little cakes. This works really well as an...

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Aunty Rachel’s Beef-stuffed Artichokes

My Aunty Rachel kindly spent one of her precious vacation days when she came over on a visit from Israel cooking with me in my kitchen, and from...

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Debbie’s Cherry Tomato, Red Lentil, 
and Chickpea Soup

My sister Debbie served this to me as a dinner party appetizer one night and it was so delicious; even better, it’s very healthy. I’ve recreated...

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Fried Eggplant in Tomato Sauce

I was fortunate enough to inherit this recipe from a friend of mine, Julian.

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Global Gorging

Emma Spitzer's Fress is a personal cookbook, one that combines recipes from her Eastern European family with the Middle Eastern flavors of her...


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Emma Spitzer's Top 10 Jewish Foodie Spots in London

1) The Good Egg in Stoke Newingtom - restaurant

2) Monty's Deli - restaurant

3) Daniels Bakery

4) Taboon - best falafel...

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Roger Moore and the Art of the Martini

With news of the passing of Sir Roger Moore, the actor who played James Bond in more films than any of the other actors so far, I find my thoughts...


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Buffalo Fried Chicken Sandwich

Make no mistake, the sandwich is all about composition. Do not attempt this sandwich without allowing yourself the time to pay attention to the...

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Celebrity Israeli Chef Making Pitch For Help Feeding Hungry Schoolchildren

(JTA) — A celebrity Israeli chef is calling on American Jews and Israeli Americans to help feed hungry schoolchildren in Israel.


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Gin and Tonics Done Right

Between the shift towards hotter weather, and the thoroughly dispiriting news of late, I thought a bracing, refreshing, cooling cocktail was in...


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Labne Ice Cream

(The Nosher via JTA) -- Labne lovers rejoice — you can now enjoy you favorite yogurt dip as a dessert. If you love tangy, tart frozen yogurt, you...

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How To Make Cold Borscht

(The Nosher via JTA) — I can’t eat borscht that comes from a jar that’s been sitting on a supermarket shelf for who knows how long. So sue me....

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When Tradition Met Prohibition

Lots of folks—even some of my good friends—eschew alcohol, either for dietary or lifestyle reasons. So what does one do for kiddush if wine is off...


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Spicy Merguez Loaf

Mike Solomonov, the chef at the acclaimed Philadelphia restaurant Zahav, brings us a loaf with flavors so complex and elements so varied that your...

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Salmon Loaf with Mustard and Capers

From the start of our meatloaf adventure, two of the elements that we knew we wanted in our book were these: a loaf that showcased salmon and a...

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Jewish Christmas Loaf

We invented this loaf—named for the urban tradition of Jewish families trekking to Chinese restaurants on Christmas—to reflect some of our most...

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Clean Out the Fridge Meatloaf

Sometimes, at the end of the week, we find ourselves with some ground meat that we have failed to cook. We then scramble to make it into something...

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How This African-American Jew Uses Cooking To Fuse His Two Identities

NEW YORK (JTA) — When Michael Twitty dressed in the outfit that slaves wore in the American South — wool stockings, waistcoat and kerchief tied...


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Vegetable Cream Soups

Shavuot, which begins at sunset on May 30th, celebrates the giving of the Torah to the Israelites after the Exodus from Egypt.

It is also...

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Vegan Pasta Salad for Shavuot

This dressing of this satisfying and delicious vegan pasta salad is both creamy and dairy-free making it a great dish to serve for Shavuot. It...

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Dairy-Friendly Reds

It’s a wine truism heard often: “Pair red wines with meat and white wines with dairy.” While this is sound advice, it’s too simplistic. What makes...

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Bagel Chips and Lox

(The Nosher via JTA) -- The older I get, the easier my recipes become. I’ve cooked my share of three-pagers and struggled through dozens of works...

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Cashew or Sunflower Seed Cream Cheeze

The consistency you seek is very smooth, creamy, and thick. This will take a bit of time, pulsing the blender, and scraping down the sides...

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Walnut Ricotta

This cheeze is not truly a ricotta, but does have a ricotta-type texture and is a great addition to pasta or zoodle dishes. It is a little outside...

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Crown Heights Now Artisanal Kosher Haven

Dolly Rotter, a Chabad chasidic grandmother of 19 and great-grandmother of 25, has lived on the south side of Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights...


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92Y Gala Sparks Debate On What’s Kosher

The decision by the 92nd Street Y to use a non-kosher caterer for its annual gala Monday night sparked a small protest and ignited a broader...


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Why Oak?

At first glance it would seem unlikely that the wood from a tree and the fruit of the vine would have such a longstanding relationship. While both...


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Tahini Marshmallow S’mores

(The Nosher via JTA) — Tahini is certainly having “a moment."

This ancient condiment is just about everywhere these days – most notably on...

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Cucumber Yogurt Dip (Tzatziki)

Greeks use this condiment, known as tzatziki, on just about everything. If you are lucky enough to find the authentic prepared stuff, go ahead and...

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Chipotle Yogurt Sauce

Smoky and spicy chipotle peppers plus Cucumber Yogurt Dip make for an entirely different condiment, one that you can use on almost anything that...

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Yogurt With Berries And Seeds

I use equal amounts of each seed, but feel free to combine them in any proportion that suits you. Whenever you crave crunch, pull out this healthy...

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Spicy Roasted Salmon With Chipotle Yogurt Sauce

Roast four salmon fillets and sauté some spinach, it’s as simple—and almost as quick—as that. The salmon on its bed of spinach is also beautiful...