February 1, 2015 / 12th of Shvat, 5775
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    My mom has an uncanny ability to whip up food for a crowd at a moment’s notice. It probably stems from years of entertaining, first for my parents’ friends, and then for sports teams, neighbors and friends of my siblings’ and mine. She’s always self-effacing, too.... Read More
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    Pomegranate seeds are small but mighty. Their brilliant magenta color stands out in any dish. Their snappy kernels pop in your mouth. And, despite their size, they pack a mighty hit of sweet and tart flavor. You can buy pomegranate seeds outside of their fruit, or you can remove them... Read More
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    When I was younger, long weekends meant sleeping in and waking up to my dad in the kitchen preparing one of the very few recipes in his limited cooking repertoire: “bullseyes.” For some reason, two ingredients—eggs and toast—that are often served side by side are... Read More
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    I’m not sure who decided to schedule the culmination of the professional football season at the beginning of the year, but it feels like a personal attack on my annual attempt to eat healthfully. I’m already priming myself for the situation I know I’ll find myself in on... Read More
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    Between Hanukkah and Christmas, December is filled with a surplus of food and drink. And if you celebrated either of these holidays, there’s a good chance you’ve got leftover cheese and wine in your refrigerator. Fromage fort, a French cheese spread, puts both of those to good... Read More
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    As a lifelong procrastinator, I’m often frantically looking for last-minute gifts for party hosts and coworkers mere days before the end of the holidays. The perfect last-minute gift is something thoughtful, but also something whose pretty appearance belies how quick it was to... Read More
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    Giving a gift always feels good, but giving the perfect gift feels even better. Check out this roundup of fun, festive gifts for all the food-lovers on your list. GIFTS FOR THE HUNGRY READER “Secret Restaurant Recipes From the World’​s Top Kosher Restaurants” by... Read More
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    We all know it’s not nice to lie to your children. But withholding information is a different thing entirely. So if your kids are picky eaters, wait until they wolf down these latkes before you tell them they were made with, wait for it…cauliflower. Yep, cauliflower! I swear... Read More
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    I’m a huge fan of the customary latke accoutrements of applesauce and sour cream, but why limit yourself? For something a little less traditional, I paired sweet potato and shallot latkes with a cucumber raita. Raita is an Indian condiment that’s a mix of yogurt, spices and... Read More
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    This recipe borrows the beet-and-dill pairing (and vibrant fuchsia color!) of borscht, the refreshing Russian soup. Since beets don’t release as much liquid as potatoes, you don’t have to squeeze them after grating, which expedites the preparation process. Just be careful... Read More
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