Tag Archives: Jewish food

A Little Love for Latkes

We’re thinking about latkes. Latkes (potato pancakes) usually appear on our dinner table once a year during Hanukkah. Last year Hanukkah started on Dec. 7, so our stomachs are telling us now is the time. But Jewish holidays drift along … Continue reading

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Some Pre-Passover Pondering

Passover is almost here and we have lots to ponder – After all these years of spreading peanut butter on matzah and pretending we are Sephardic, it’s now official! We can now legally eat kitniyot during Passover. This past  December … Continue reading

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You Say Wonton; I Say Kreplach

This essay appears in today’s edition of The Forward – on their beautiful newly redesigned on-line Food section. Here’s the link or just keep reading below:      “Pumpernickel is Jewish; white bread is goyish,” said comedian Lenny Bruce in … Continue reading

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Schnecken or Rugelach? It’s a Yummy Nosh by Any Name

When we declare that we are going on a diet, all we can think about is pizza and ice cream. So you shouldn’t be surprised that when we contemplate fasting on Yom Kippur, we imagine diving into a fish tray … Continue reading

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Pesach’s Coming: We Have Way More Than Four Questions…

We remember when macaroons only came in vanilla and chocolate. Now the supermarket display is stocked with chocolate almond, chocolate dipped, chocolate chip, chocolate chunk, and “doubley chocolate gluten-free.”   Choosing one is almost as confusing as deciding whether our … Continue reading

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Let Them Eat Hamantashen

Purim is this Sunday, March 16. While we like the carnivals and the costumes, we love the hamantashen – both baking them and eating them. According to the world-famous, super useful, really fun to read Dictionary of Jewish Words, hamantashen literally … Continue reading

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A Zissen Superbowl to You, too.

In preparation for Super Bowl Sunday, all the morning shows are touting recipes for pulled pork sliders, Velveeta queso dip, and barbecued cola meatballs – for epic snacking on the biggest football day of the year. Our menu is a … Continue reading

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