September 22, 2014 / 27th of Elul, 5774
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  • Bakedaples_large
    I’ve found that the best way to warm up a house is to invite friends over for dinner. The crisp fall air doesn’t stand a chance against lively conversation and a hot oven.  But a word of warning to any potential dinner-party attendee: I don’t have much of a sweet... Read More
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  • Wings1_large
    Luckily for my would-be competitors, I’ve never participated in a chicken wings eating contest. But I know it’s just a matter of time before I decide the glory of winning will be greater than the number of calories I consume, so I train as much as possible by eating as many wings as I... Read More
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  • The_harvest_fest_large
    With the harvest festival of Sukkot right around the corner (it starts on Wednesday, Sept. 18!), we asked our friends at The Gallows in the South End to create a special holiday cocktail just for us, and they kindly obliged (see their homemade High Holiday cocktails here). Bar manager Mo Shanly... Read More
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  • Appletart1edit_large
    Rosh Hashanah may be over, but fall is only beginning and Sukkot is just around the corner. So the classic pairing of apples and honey is just as relevant as it was last week. I look at this duo as a jumping-off point—a basic combination that you can riff on by introducing some other... Read More
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  • Rachel_packer
    The fact that Rosh Hashanah was so close to Labor day last week left me in a bit of a panic.  I'm not sure, but I think I heard my leather boots sniffling in the back of my closet, waiting to be called into high-holiday action. Yet, imagine their shock when I picked out something (gasp)... Read More
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  • Gravlax2_large
    Anyone who’s worked as a server in a restaurant knows how hard it is to handle food you aren’t allowed to eat. So why leave your break-fast preparations to the day of the fast, when you’re likely hungry, preoccupied and, worst of all when it comes to the kitchen, unable to... Read More
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  • Ross_large
    Last year I brought you beekeeping for Rosh Hashanah; this year I chatted with a hard cider brewer. (Honey…then apples. Get it?) Ross Brockman is a co-founder of Downeast Cider House, a craft cider company now brewing out of Boston. We talked about how he got started and how, exactly,... Read More
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  • Watermeloncaprese_large
    When my roommate bought a grill a couple of months ago, I secretly and selfishly celebrated because I knew I’d get more use out of it than she would. (Sorry, Catherine!) And I was right. This summer, I’ve grilled everything I can get my hands on, from the everyday (corn, burgers,... Read More
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  • Tbeet2_large
    Between coordinating a menu and making yourself and your house presentable, hosting a holiday celebration can be overwhelming. One of the small measures you can take to minimize stress is to revolve your menu around make-ahead dishes that can be prepared on the stovetop, which frees up the... Read More
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  • Imag2125_medium
    Rosh Hashanah is catching many customers by surprise because of how early it is this year. Our order deadline is Tuesday the 27th! In addition to our traditional dishes, such as from scratch Gefilte fish, we have some new recipes this year too. One is an Israeli "cous-cous" dish made with... Read More
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