July 28, 2014 / 1st of Av, 5774
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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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    With August nearly upon us, I thought it best to chat with a local artisan ice cream maker. It turns out Kasey Fechtor has more than just a pint of fresh, homemade ice cream up her sleeve. I spoke with the budding pastry chef about her route from the world of advertising to the kitchen,... Read More
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    Last weekend I made my first trip of the summer to Provincetown for my friends’ wedding. While there, I was told by a coworker that I wasn’t allowed to leave town until I tried his friends’ new sandwich shop, Pop + Dutch. I did as I was told and left the store with one of... Read More
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    If you’ve grabbed a meal downtown or off a food truck and didn’t pay with cash or a card, there’s a good chance Seth Priebatsch had a hand in that purchase. Seth’s invention, LevelUp, has changed the way we pay for things. I asked him how it all works and the future... Read More
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    Homemade granola is the snack that keeps on giving. It only takes minutes to throw together and will feed you for days. I find that I’m most in need of this kind of grab-and-go food in the summer, when I’m dividing my time between hectic workweek mornings and weekends spent packed... Read More
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    If you’re part of a CSA, you know that every week can be like an episode of “Chopped.” The share usually includes easily identifiable staples, like zucchini and peppers, plus a surplus of salad greens that you do your best to use before they wilt. Then there are the less... Read More
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    Aside from weekend travel, the Fourth of July has me thinking about hot dogs and barbecues. And while this may not be a direct connection, it also gets me thinking about another form of beef I really adore—the corned variety. (None of that wet, round kind, but the real, flat,... Read More
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    These popsicles need little explanation. To me, they symbolize summer and the Fourth of July. When I was younger, the holiday marked the middle of what my siblings and I dubbed the “Wednesday Races,” which were weekly foot races held at a nearby outdoor track after school let out... Read More
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    Delicious fresh produce is abundant at farmer’s markets and grocery stores this time of year. This Brown Rice Pilaf with Squash and Chicken recipe makes use of the summer squash and zucchini that are in season right now. Feel free to substitute your favorite in-season summer veggies... Read More
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    Photo credit: Union Square Donuts It’s getting harder and harder for me to conduct these interviews in person. But when the person I’m supposed to be interviewing makes the best donuts in Boston, I make an exception! This week I chat with Josh Danoff, the man behind Union... Read More
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    If you know me, you know I love brisket. I’ve written about it, I’ve bought the expensive Whole Foods variety, I’ve bought the cheaper Market Basket variety, and I’ve been alarmed at the recent brisket shortage due to Arby’s… but now I’ve really done... Read More
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