October 30, 2014 / 6th of Chesvan, 5775
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    If you’re hosting a Halloween party this weekend, forget the spiced pumpkin Yankee Candle; the aroma of roasted pumpkin seeds fills a kitchen with the scents of fall. And those scents can vary depending on your tastes. Chances are you’ve roasted pumpkin seeds before. Simply... Read More
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    I love knishes—they’re probably at the top of my Jewish food list. I’ve never been a big fan of blinztes, and brisket doesn’t really excite me. But a good knish has me talking for weeks! Ever since I read “Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food” by... Read More
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    The meat sweats are real. I know this after spending my summer on an unplanned quest to eat as much beef jerky as I could get my carnivorous hands on. It started with a hiking trip with my friend Eric, who ordered the protein-packed, lightweight snack in bulk from Amazon before our... Read More
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    Earlier this year, one of the hotly debated topics in the food world had to do with a certain one-ingredient dish. Some people enthusiastically believed it was high time this item got the recognition it deserved, while others expressed outrage over its exorbitant price tag on menus in... Read More
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    A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure—nay, the honor—of judging one of the events that earns Somerville its quirky, eccentric reputation: the cooking contest at the city’s Fluff Festival. During this annual celebration presented by Union Square Main Streets,... Read More
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    From Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur to Sukkot, we sure spend a lot of time in the fall reflecting on the past, present and future! Another thing we spend a lot of time doing this season? Eating! It just so happens to be a delicious season in New England, loaded with an array of apples, beets,... Read More
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    Oh fancy hipster Rosh Hashanah dinner recipes, how I love thee. I read you and can only dream of cool kitchen appliances and going to Whole Foods, cruising the aisles for interesting ingredients, and slowly sipping adult beverages while pots simmer even more slowly on the stove. So for all you... Read More
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    There are lots of ways to incorporate pomegranate into a Rosh Hashanah meal, and not all of them take the time or forethought of turning it into, say, ice cream, which I did last year. This time around, I’ve created a versatile recipe that uses the sweet-tart flavor of this “new... Read More
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    To say that I’m a picky eater would be a gross understatement. I didn’t eat bananas until I was 25, I didn’t eat avocados until a few years later, and I generally steer well clear of condiments and sauces. It was so real that as I kid I would set up “barrier... Read More
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    Charred eggplant with coriander and pomegranate, schmaltzy potatoes with pickled lime, Yemeni honey cake with comb—just your typical Rosh Hashanah fare, right? Jeff Gabel, founder of the Jewish cuisine pop-up Kitchen Kibitz, just announced the menu for his Rosh Hashanah event.... Read More
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