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Still have matzah? Try this sweet fried matzah

Leave it to Sephardic Jews to make even a pedestrian dish - the ubiquitous matzah brei, a mash-up of fried matzah and egg - into something sublime. In his landmark book, "The Sephardic Kitchen," pub...

 

Jessica Seinfeld shows us how to be vegan (at least some of the time)

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) - Jessica Seinfeld's parents were true children of the '60s. They did yoga before it was cool and served their three daughters brown rice, tofu and wholesome cereal...

 

Israeli noshery Sherry Herring opens in NYC - with 'no Sherry and no herring'

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) — Imagine arriving at the Pastrami Queen but finding no pastrami, or showing up at Holy Schnitzel to find its signature breaded chicken cutlet off the menu. To quote Tevye, sounds crazy, no? But that is exactly what w...

 

How a non-Jewish Swiss baker's challah wowed the Internet

Challah baker Katharina Arrigoni lives in a town in northern Switzerland with 3,000 residents, none of whom - including Arrigoni – are Jewish. Entirely self-taught, Arrigoni has never tasted a...

 

What is an egg cream and why is it so Jewish?

An egg cream was my father's kitchen claim to fame. He assembled them with great flourish - Fox's U-Bet chocolate syrup, cold milk from a glass bottle, and a long, hard shpritz of seltzer followed by...

 

6 Jewish delis run by women that you need to know about

Not long ago, there were ominous reports about the fate of Jewish delis. Lovers of pastrami and chopped liver wrung their hands. While it's undeniable that there are far fewer Jewish delis today than...

 

Masa Tiganitas is Sephardi matzah brei - but much better

(The Nosher) - Leave it to Sephardic Jews to make even a pedestrian dish - the ubiquitous matzah brei, a mash-up of fried matzah and egg - into something sublime. In his landmark book "The Sephardic...

 

Icelandic Jewish cookies: A dessert with a fascinating story to tell

You've heard of the wandering Jew, but have you heard of the wandering Jewish cookie? As Jews move from country to country, they pick up recipes, spices and dishes along the way. Sometimes, even...

 

The meat-stuffed pita that's taking Israel by storm

I first read about arayes-grilled pita sandwiches filled with ground lamb mixed with chopped onions, parsley and spices that are crispy on the outside and juicy within-a few years ago. The mentions...

 

Sweet cheese buns perfect for Shavuot

You've probably heard of cheesecake or blintzes as traditional foods to enjoy for the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, but get ready to fall in love with a cheese-filled carb treat you have never heard of:...

 

Forget the crunch-try these creamy potato latkes for Chanukah

(The Nosher via JTA)-Each Jewish holiday has its iconic food: For Passover it's the symbolic matzah; for Rosh Hashanah it's sweet honey and new fruits. For Purim we get the delectable hamantaschen;...

 

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