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. …

The Russian Picnic Tradition

Apparently, Soviet cuisine is very fashionable now. Otherwise, why would there be such a great number of articles, books and posts about it. I need to write about Kachka – the book that I enjoy reading and the experience of my daughter, the Portland lover. I have been following the Russian food blogger, Peter, who reinvents the…

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…

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…

Roller-Coaster During Yamim Noraim / ימים נוראים

These Days of Awe –  ימים נוראים have been very challenging for me so far. Is the Universe trying to tell me something that I refuse to hear? Right after Rosh haShana my body started to give in somehow. Yesterday, I decided to defy the pain and walk to a Community Beit Midrash Kick off at Mechon…

My Cookbook Collection

I always say that I am crazy about cookbooks, especially Jewish ones that double as the Jewish food history books. I almost never use the exact recipes though, even for baking, let alone for cooking. I love to experiment with ingredients, always adding and subtracting stuff depending on what I have in my pantry or fridge,…

Feeling Young Planning Limmud FSU

Staying on the subject of happiness at different stages of your life, I am happy to share great news: once again this year I am volunteering for Limmud FSU!  This is, definitely, the best way of staying young. You are surrounded by young, smart, and fun to be with people! We have just spent a…

Learning from my Daughters

When does a parent rejoice? When their children surpass their own abilities. As a mother, I know that there is nothing greater than understanding that some things you taught your children have been internalized and  improved upon by them. I have two beautiful grown-up, and very much self-made daughters. Both of them saw me cooking and…

Veganism at its Best

I rarely review restaurants. However, the one I went to a couple of days ago with my girl friends, is really worthy of a review. Maybe because it is still out of norm, at least here, in New York – this is a vegan kosher place. I remember visiting them once before, when my younger…

Vegetarian One-Pot Shabbat Dinner

So, apparently, it is very easy to make a delicious vegetarian one-pot (or pan?) Shabbat dinner. It, actually, reminded me of a passage in the Tanach (is this inevitable now?) when Daniel ha-navi said to the person in charge of his and his friends’ health and appearance for the king of Babylon: יב  נַס-נָא אֶת-עֲבָדֶיךָ, יָמִים עֲשָׂרָה;…