Cookbooks and Jewish History

Dear readers,   I just could not keep this and not share with you. My apologies if you saw this article somewhere else, but I think it is just such a testimony to Jewish endurance. I am certainly planning to buy this book now. Meanwhile, I got two more amazing cookbooks from my girls for…

Hanukkah, Cooking, Baking, Kitchen & Life Struggles

This time I just want to share some culinary-related news: This article talks about the struggles and cooking as the way to overcome one’s challenges. A very close to heart concept for me. I used, and sometimes still use cooking, and especially bread making as a means to get out of melancholic thoughts. These days,…

Fun Food & Israel Related Articles

It is no surprise that Israeli chefs are on the forefront of all things new. Why should food be an exemption? There have been a number of articles lately about innovative ways Israelis think about food using words like “vegan, ecological, and locavore”. New-old plants are appearing on the restaurants’ tables straight from the biblical times. …

More Articles About Food!

An interesting article caught my attention – obviously, food related. Apparently, there’s a new book all about hummus! Naturally, I was also intrigued by this intro: “Traveling the streets and alleyways of nine Middle Eastern hummus hubs, from Cairo all the way to Damascus via Gaza, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Nazareth, Jerusalem, Acre, and Beirut, we…

End of the Calendar Year is Near

I haven’t written in a while here. Not for the lack of events in my life. In fact, the last three months were full of the new things, mostly amazingly pleasant, BH! I guess, I am so not used to good things happening in my life, that I don’t even know how to process them…

All Things Pumpkin

  Even though Thanksgiving feasts are behind us, I decided to post this article about pumpkin. I hope you enjoy it and use some of the recipes. I have baked some pumpkin challot and they came out very nice.         I know I have not been posting as diligently as before, but so many…

Ottolenghi Lemon Blueberry Teacakes

Sometimes fortune smiles at you. I mean my culinary fortune. My daughter went to an event with chef Ottolenghi and got his “Sweet” book. Apparently, the chef takes his publishing endeavors seriously. A little while after, she got another book and a letter stating that the first version had some errors in print (the list…

Food! Glorious (Israeli) Food!

Just because on a day of horrible news from Israel I saw this article about food, I couldn’t leave it be. Here it is for you, my readers. Whether you are in Israel now or plan to go, read this, you’ll love it. Personally, I can totally vouch for Hachpuria, where I’ve finally eaten this…

About the Shuk – Again

Did you know that Rosh ha-Shana is only a month away? The thought dawned on me during my Shabbat rest. As I started going through my multiple collection of recipes to see which ones I can incorporate Simanim into, I found an old article about the cute cafe we stumbled upon a couple of years…

5 Things You Should Never Order from a Jewish Deli

  Even though I pretty much never eat meat these days, I presume many hungry after the 9 days in Av Jews are looking for a good old deli sandwich. So, when I saw this article, I decided to put it here for a fun short read on Jewish food staples – deli stuff. Once…

Some More Fun Jewish Food Reading

I found another fascinating continuation to a 100 Jewish Foods. Tablet is an interesting magazine for me – approximately half of the publications I can’t stand, and another half I like. Is that what defines good journalism – the ability to cater to different tastes? Don’t know and don’t really care. All I can say…

100 Most Jewish Foods

Since it’s Pesach and, generally, there’s not so much time to write anything apart from work (alas, I work all hol-haMoed), I’ve decided to bring you some fun reading about Jewish food. First, of course, is the newly published, more fund that truth Tablet’s guide to a 100 Jewish foods. I really like the eggplant stop, not…