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Zimtsterne: German star cookies for the Yom Kippur break-fast

When people deny themselves food for an extended period of time they're usually ravenously hungry and find themselves thinking about consuming huge amounts of food. But it's not a good idea to pack...


This sweet treat is like baklava

(JTA) — During the High Holidays, I always make my family’s recipe for a dessert called turte, which is similar to Greek baklava. Rather than walnuts, however, it’s made with almonds and drenched with a thick sugar syrup instead of honey....


Fish and chips' surprising Jewish history

You may be surprised to learn that fish and chips, though wildly popular in England for what seems like an eternity, actually was a specialty of the Portuguese Sephardic Jews who fled the Inquisition in the 16th century and found refuge in the Britis... Full story


Apple Pie Kugel Recipe

(The Nosher via JTA)-One day many years ago, during the High Holidays yet, I called my mother early in the morning to yell at her about kugel. Really. In my family kugel meant skinny noodles mixed... Full story

 By Ronnie Fein    Features    May 19, 2017

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. Tell me I'm a snob. I just can't. It's the wrong color,... Full story

 By Ronnie Fein    Features    July 1, 2016

Roasted chicken with fresh pineapple

(The Nosher via JTA)-I make chicken so often that my kids once told me we were all going to grow feathers and start clucking. But they never complained that it was the same old chicken because it... Full story

 By Ronnie Fein    Features    June 3, 2016

How to Make Perfect Cheesecake 5 Ways

You know Shavuot is coming when you begin to see cheesecakes everywhere. Countless variations in the bakeries and supermarkets. Endless numbers of recipes in the media. Cheesecake is the iconic... Full story


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