Tag Archives: matzah balls

Matzah Ball Maven, M.D.

This article originally appeared in the Forward on Jan. 3, 2018. Like matzah balls, bagels used to be plain — or sesame if you were lucky. There were no pumpkin, jalapeño or asiago-cheese bagels on which to shmear your cream … Continue reading

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Fusing Cultures and Cuisine

We’re familiar with fusion cuisine. We like Tex-Mex, Thai-French and even Peruvian-Chinese. Peruvian-Chinese? Chifa, one of the hottest restaurants in Philadelphia, serves this hybrid of Latin and Asian food, a reminder that at the turn of the 20th century, Chinese railroad … Continue reading

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The Great Knaidel Konundrum

It’s been almost a week now, but we are still draying about the winning word in the 86th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. Here’s a hint: After the definition as “a small mass of dough” and the question, “Is that … Continue reading

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Passover Postmortem 2011

It’s hard to believe that we’ve been blogging for just over a year, but it’s not hard to believe we still have plenty to kvetch and kvell about. And Passover? We have something to say for each night. Guess Who’s … Continue reading

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The Word Mavens Dish About Soup

It’s freezing cold and we’ve had a lot of snow. Lucky for us, January is National Soup Month. It only took a few clicks to learn that the word soup comes from the word sop, which referred to the piece … Continue reading

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