March 28, 2015 / 8th of Nissan, 5775
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    While deciding on a kid-friendly Shabbat recipe, I was witness to an accidental focus group. A couple of weeks ago, my brother and sister-in-law threw a birthday party for my nephew’s first birthday. They offered a great spread of sweets, including lollipops, fruit and a variety of homemade... Read More
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    Jonathan Neman founded sweetgreen with his two college roommates. Now the chopped salad chain is taking on the Boston market, with locations in Fort Point and Back Bay. The newest store is opening in Chestnut Hill this week. I asked Jonathan about the philanthropic philosophy behind the... Read More
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    If I’m going to eat fried foods, they had better be worth the calories. And while I love a good falafel sandwich, there are sadly too many that just aren’t worth it. In Boston we’re lucky to have a wide array of these crispy balls—from straight-up Israeli-style chickpea to... Read More
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    Summer may not officially begin until the end of June, but I always think of Memorial Day weekend as the kickoff to this long-awaited season of cookouts, long weekends and as much grilling as I can fit in between rainstorms. But the real significance of this weekend is often overshadowed by... Read More
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    Jews and Chinese food go together as well as Bert and Ernie. So you can imagine how excited I was to hear about Black Trumpet, Gabe Fine and Mia Scharpie’s brand-new kosher meat pop-up that focuses on Sichuan cuisine. I asked them about the concept and inspiration for their launch next... Read More
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    Growing up, my family celebrated all of the major—and many of the minor—Jewish holidays. But it wasn’t until I attended college that I realized just how many holidays there are in Judaism. It seemed like there was a party on the quad or a day off every other week to observe... Read More
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    This Monday evening, May 5, is Yom HaAtzma’ut, or Israel’s Independence Day. After more than 60 years, this small but mighty country has brought an incredible array of music, art and food to the world, changing how we see Jewish culture. In the U.S., Israeli chef Einat Admony is... Read More
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    I fell down an Internet rabbit hole the other night. I ended up spending more time than I’m willing to admit watching videos of people making knishes. Weird, right? It all started with my cousin Alison’s suggestion for this week’s post. She thought it might be fun to put a... Read More
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    Between this week’s running of the Boston Marathon and next week’s observance of Yom HaShoah, I’ve been thinking a lot about the role of food in commemorating difficult—and oftentimes tragic—events. Food can mean comfort, like a homemade casserole delivered to a... Read More
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    Before the New Center for Arts & Culture held its first Mimouna celebration in Boston five years ago, most Bostonians had never heard this slightly odd-sounding word. (Now it’s so popular that you can read all about it in last week’s Boston Globe!) Even harder for most to believe... Read More
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