October 7, 2015 / 24th of Tishrei, 5776
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    You may have seen the recent Buzzfeed video in which Americans tasted popular Israeli snacks for the first time. Reactions ran the gamut from “I hate them but I want more of them” (Bamba Peanut Snacks) to “This is the successful, globe-trotting older brother of the Kit... Read More
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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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