July 25, 2014 / 27th of Tamuz, 5774
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  • Borscht1_large
    Last year around this time, I helped throw a surprise dinner party for a friend’s 30th birthday. We planned a menu that included all of her favorite things: a thoughtfully composed cheese platter, homemade pasta, and lemon pudding cake. And to satisfy her love of beets, we made borscht,... Read More
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  • Couscous2_large
    When I was a sophomore in college, I tried to become a vegetarian. Despite my best efforts, I only lasted a week, and I’m convinced it gave me mono. (That’s a self-diagnosis.) I’ve since convinced myself that I’m just one of those people who needs some meat in my... Read More
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  • Molly_large
    When Molly Birnbaum started blogging in 2005, she was one of the first food bloggers on the scene. She had planned a career in the food world, and had even snagged herself a job at a hot Boston restaurant. And then she was hit by a car while jogging. She survived the accident but lost her sense... Read More
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  • Shakshuka4_large
    Tell me if this has happened to you before: You’re stuck in the house under two feet of snow. Your original intention of going to the grocery store to stock up on food before the impending storm was dashed by the throngs of like-minded people and checkout lines that snaked to the back of... Read More
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  • Bonbons_large
    A couple weekends ago, the New Center for Arts and Culture held its 4th annual Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen fundraiser at the Back Bay Events Center. The event is all about Boston’s best chefs putting modern twists on traditional dishes prepared by their grandparents. And as usual,... Read More
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    ...I think not!  Passover is a time of year when we go through our cupboards and clean out the old unused items in the pantry, get rid of all of the bread items and clean house –Spring Cleaning at its best!!  Be careful though, this holiday is like a marathon not a sprint. Because... Read More
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  • Simit_small_large
    It’s easy to get caught up in the Boston bagel debate. Everyone has a favorite and is ready to defend it. The discussions are contentious enough among native Bay Staters, but throw in the New York and New Jersey transplants, and you’ve got a veritable state versus state bagel... Read More
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  • Roasted_chicken_large
    Once you've lit the Shabbat candles and are admiring the beautiful, flickering light...it's time to eat! Don't let the thought of Shabbat dinner overwhelm you. Shabbat dinner should be a time to enjoy with your family and friends. You can simply order a pizza from your favorite takeout joint... Read More
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  • Schmaltz_large
    Chicken is a polarizing protein. Some people love its flavor and convenience. Others only eat it because it’s healthier and less expensive than other meats. I fall squarely into the former category. I’ve been a huge fan of chicken for as long as I can remember. It probably has... Read More
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  • Ruthfeinteachinglauramandel_large
    Beyond Bubbie's Kitchen, put on by New Center NOW, has been a delicious staple event in Boston for the past 3-years. This year, we are going back to our bubbie roots with the help of some real local bubbies, Ruth Fein and Ruth Gordon. Ruth and Ruth will share some great family stories (sweet... Read More
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