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Symposium of Sweets

"More than any other Jewish food group, desserts tug at our heartstrings," said Leah Koenig, Jewish food writer and cookbook author. 

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Brooklyn Matzah Bakery Damaged In Fire

A matzah bakery in Brooklyn was heavily damaged in a two-alarm fire.


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Leah Adler, Mother Of Steven Spielberg And Popular Restaurateur, Dies At 97

LOS ANGELES — Leah Adler, the mother of director Steven Spielberg and a well-known restaurateur, has died. Adler, also a former concert pianist...


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Kasha Varnishkes Lightened-Up

Kasha varnishkes is a much beloved Ashkenazi comfort food dish. Traditionally made with bow tie pasta, onions, schmaltz and kasha (buckwheat), it...

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“Sour Grapes” Tells A Tale of Massive Wine Fraud

Sour Grapes, which was first released to the UK in September 2016, and debuted here in the US on Netflix in November 2016, is about a crime that...


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Heroes Of The Knish

Yeah, you could order yours with spinach or broccoli or black beans or tofu, but if you’re doing Jewish-roots food, do it old school — only...


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Brisket Tacos Recipe with Pickled Red Onions

(The Nosher via JTA) — “Leftover brisket” is something of an oxymoron, since traditional braised Ashkenazi brisket is usually the first thing to...


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Raise a Presidential Glass

Whether in celebration or sorrow, those of us who enjoy our tipple most likely raised a glass — or two or three or more — over the recent...


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Burger King Israel Offers Adults-Only Valentine's Day Meal

(JTA) — Just in case a Whopper doesn’t turn you on, a Burger King franchise in Israel is offering something extra to spark romance this Valentine’...


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Jewish, Muslim Families From Iconic Protest Photo Share Shabbat Meal

The two families captured in a viral photo taken at Chicago’s O’Hare airport during a demonstration of President Donald Trump’s Muslim travel ban...


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Masbia Soup Kitchen Loses Donors Over Politics

NEW YORK (JTA) — Alexander Rapaport, a Brooklyn Hasid, says his experience being the victim of anti-Semitism forces him to call out hatred against...


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Fat Of The Mediterranean Land

While diet fads come and go, the Mediterranean diet, one largely based on vegetables and proteins, has remained a nutritionist’s favorite for...


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Eat Your Feelings

If like many Jews you've added Valentine's Day to your holiday calendar, we present a Valentine's Day Foodie Gift Guide, replete with...

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Sage Kitchen’s Spiced Israeli Couscous

We love this recipe all year round but it’s never more appropriate than on Tu B’Shvat. The mix of dried fruits and nuts gives a great texture to...

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Sage Kitchen’s Apricot-Fig Jam

This is an easy-to-make recipe that goes a long way: use it to marinate a whole chicken, spread it on a cracker and pair with cheese or just eat...

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Date-Fig Bars

This recipe is adapted from the King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion's recipe for Bakery Date Squares. The original called for only dates and had a...

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Mustacchioni - Miniature Chocolate Almond Tortes

I adapted the following recipe, which has its roots in the port town of Trieste, Italy, from Claudia Roden's Book of Jewish Food. Many Jewish...

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Chicken Fesenjan with Walnuts and Pomegranate Syrup

This very famous Persian dish is considered a festive dish served for important occasions. Its importance has something to do with the amount of...

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Baked Chicken with Barley

This classic Bulgarian Shabbat dish is delicious, comforting, and very easy to make.

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Fresh Figs with Goat Cheese and Honey

On Tu B'Shvat, it is customary to eat foods containing the Seven Species and to bless them. These are wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates,...

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Arugula Salad with Dates and Chevre

Date palms are intrinsic to Sukkot

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A Tu B’Shvat Meal that Celebrates the Earth’s Bounty

Tu B’Shvat isn’t exactly the most well-known or popular Jewish Holiday. It’s not like Passover, for example, which the entire world has heard of....

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Braised Short Ribs with Dried Fruit

This is a slow-cooked wonder that simmers for hours, giving off fragrant, welcoming vapors. It’s the kind of dish that makes everyone look forward...

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A Tu B'Shvat Seder In Four Recipes

Among the many blessings of being forty-something are the insights we gain into our parents.

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Drink Like King David (or Jesus)

An exciting new wine from Recanati is a white wine made from a grape called Marawi.

Known as Hamdani around Bethlehem and Jerusalem, it is...

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Seven Species Challah

To celebrate tradition this Tu b’Shevat, I created the Seven Species Challah, which includes all seven species, including the two missing from the...

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Warm Up with Spices on a Cold Night

An upcoming chef's dinner will be the perfect place to warm up on a cold winter's night.

New York-based Israelis Einat Admony, chef and...

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A Taste For Adventure

Over Yom Kippur in Florence in 1994, Ralph Slone had an epiphany. Two years earlier, the New York financier had begun organizing culinary tours of...

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French Chef Brings Touch of Michelin Magic to Tel Aviv

(JTA) — Michelin star chef Lionel Levy of Marseilles, France, says the language of cooking is international.


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Women To Talk Passion at UJA

While it's common knowledge that food brings people together, Erica Keswin takes the idea a step further.


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This Orthodox Nutritionist Sells ‘Kosher’ Workouts And 90-calorie Challah

NEW YORK (JTA) — It’s that time of year again, when tons of people — eager to fulfill New Year’s resolutions to get in shape or drop a few pounds...


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Salt-N-Pepa Push Challah Real Good (For Charity)

If one were to pick a hip-hop star to plug challah baking for a Jewish charity event, an obvious first choice would be Drake — the nice Canadian...


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