April 25, 2015 / 6th of Iyar, 5775
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    I’ve been making my own hummus since college, and over the years I’ve developed an easy go-to recipe. But to keep things interesting, I like to make slight modifications. I’ll add extra-large doses of tahini for sesame richness, whisk in the olive oil by hand for a... Read More
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    It’s very easy to overthink recipes, especially ones you’re preparing for a Boston Marathon viewing party to impress your friends. I’m pretty sure for me this is a side effect of graduating from culinary school: You think everything you make has to be a complicated... Read More
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    Thanks to the diverse land and a large community of devoted winemakers, Israel has long been regarded as an up-and-coming wine country. Now wines from that region are starting to get the attention they deserve—both in Israel and beyond. With these wines showing up in shops and... Read More
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    If one of the best ways to get kids to learn is through their stomachs, then an even more surefire method is to have them prepare the food themselves. Some children might be too young to grasp the seriousness of some Passover themes, but everyone can get behind a cake that illustrates one... Read More
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    Search for “Passover snacks” on the Internet and matzah pizza is mentioned in virtually every result. It’s certainly with good reason, as this simple concoction is a creative way to use the bread we’re allowed during Passover. But matzah isn’t the only... Read More
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    Snacking during Passover is difficult. Lots of grab-and-go snacks are off-limits, and it’s hard to make something in bulk that doesn’t include any of the ingredients we’re supposed to refrain from eating during the holiday. I always start out with the best of intentions,... Read More
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    The theme this week seems to be the color green. Not only because of this weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day holiday—though that certainly accounts for some of it—but because of the escalating promise of warmer weather. The first official day of spring is March 20, and... Read More
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    Ever since Steven Peljovich took over famed Coolidge Corner eatery Michael’s Deli in 2012, his work has been all about balance: balancing the deli’s storied reputation with his new ownership, and balancing its classic Jewish deli fare with his new, modern takes. He’s... Read More
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    My favorite part of Purim is the tradition of mishloach manot, which allows you to share the eating, drinking and general merriment that the holiday mandates. The tradition was originally used to ensure that everyone had enough to eat during the holiday, but it’s also seen now as a... Read More
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    With Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year, the next week offers lots of opportunities for good eating. There’s a strong chance you’ve already got your chocolate-laden menu lined up for Saturday, so Mei Li from Mei Mei Restaurant (and the food truck Mei Mei Street... Read More
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