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Summer eating is the best eating of the year, as far as I am concerned. It’s light and quick and relaxed and far less labor intensive all the way around. The foods of summer … more
As I write this, I sense that sad and wistful feeling that sneaks in every year when summer’s end is just around the corner. I got it as an 8 year old, when Labor Day … more
I had my first cold-weather cup of hot tea the other day. I stood in the kitchen and tried to will summer to stay for just a while longer. The sun blazed in my kitchen, the sky was … more
My dad told me that every Friday my grandmother cooked two meals in tandem — Shabbat chicken, or brisket, or “gadempte fleische,” on one side of her tiny counter and, in her big, … more
Each year I am struck by the many feelings I have about the meaning of Rosh Hashanah. First and foremost, it is a time of hope. The first words of our Torah reading tell us … more
Maimonides said, “No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means.” That makes a lot of sense, especially given what we know about … more
Shanah Tovah Umetukah. Have a good and sweet year.To bring that sweetness into the New Year, we cook with a lot of honey — in dishes ranging from traditional honey cakes to less traditional … more
I was always taught to be thankful. My grandmother told me to be thankful for all the toys I had and the Chanukah gelt she gave me. My other grandmother told me to be thankful I didn’t … more
On Yom Kippur, when we fast to atone for our sins, we think about things that are far more important than food. Fasting is hard for most people and for many it is extremely difficult. They get … more
“On the first day you shall take the fruit of hadar trees, branches of palm trees, boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the L-rd your G-d seven … more
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