July 7, 2015 / 20th of Tamuz, 5775
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Kosher Food and Judaica

Whether you love to cook or just like to eat, this is the page for you. Jewish food conjures different images for different people—from brisket to hummus, kosher schmaltz (rendered chicken fat) to creative kosher for Passover recipes that struggle to taste like the original. As far as we're concerned, it's all part of our culinary tradition—and all around us in the Boston area! 

Judaica is also a long-standing tradition in Judaism in an effort to beautify the commandments, or mitzvot, we performWhether you're in the market for Shabbat candlesticks, searching for a tallis for a bar/bat mitzvah or just looking for a good book to read, find everything you need here.

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    There are lots of ways to dress up ice cream. You can drizzle it with caramel or hot fudge, or roll it in a magic chocolate shell or any number of toppings. But the cone—the loyal vehicle that keeps your hands away from the sticky sweet on a hot summer day—is usually left... Read More
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    If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? For me, the answer is simple: sandwiches! I know it’s a broad category and an answer that probably won’t be a surprise to readers of this blog. (See evidence here, here and here.) There’s... Read More
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    I get a kick out of the recommended Father’s Day gifts advertised this time of year. They assume every father is a beer-swilling, golf-playing, grill-manning carnivore. My dad is no vegetarian, but he doesn’t drink beer, prefers boxing over golf, and goes as far as turning on... Read More
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    One event I look forward to every year is Taste of Allston, a food fest hosted by Allston Village Main Streets. (Full disclosure: I recently joined the board of AVMS, but I’ve been eating myself silly at this event for years.) This year’s installment is being held... Read More
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    A few weeks ago, I went to the Arnold Arboretum for the annual Mother’s Day Lilac Festival. It was a perfect day: lots of families, lots of dogs, and a one-day lift on the Arboretum’s gently enforced ban on picnic food. Instead of surreptitiously sneaking food into the... Read More
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    Matt Pultman, left, and Ari Kendall Rami’s in Coolidge Corner is a Boston kosher food institution. Now Matt Pultman and Ari Kendall are taking the show on the road. I asked them about the process of getting a kosher food truck up and running. It seemed like the... Read More
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    As a former cheesemonger, my girlfriend gets a lot of questions when Shavuot rolls around, anything from how to put together a beautiful cheeseboard (for which you can find great guidelines here) to the best cheesecake recipe to make for dessert. Those are two excellent ways to honor the... Read More
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    I recently noticed that there is now a recipe on Rolo bags for Rolo Bites, the bite-sized concoction that originated on Pinterest and has taken the party circuit by storm. With only two or three ingredients, you can have a dessert that everybody—and based on its popularity, I really... Read More
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    Serving a mother breakfast in bed is a terrific, thoughtful idea. But it has some logistical issues, including stealthily preparing the meal so your light-sleeping target doesn’t arouse, and, if you accomplish that, anxiously watching her try to balance a plate full of pancakes in... Read More
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    This Asparagus with Citrus and Oregano side dish will brighten up any meal. Along with adding fresh flavor, the oranges make this a great source of vitamin C. Try serving with grilled chicken and brown rice for a complete meal. Read More Read More
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