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One day during a visit to Martha’s Vineyard many years ago, we took our kids to a pier and, while I was distracted for a nano-second, my then 14-month old took off at a run straight towards … more
The 2010s saw chickpeas rise to fame. The king of chickpea dishes, hummus, turned from a hippy health food to a fridge staple. This was great in terms of accessibility, but not so great for … more
It is definitely winter. I can tell. My hands are always cold and my lips are always chapped. Winter is the time for hunkering down and eating hearty foods, like wintery thick soups, stews … more
Back in the day, by which I mean the 1950s, before all of us started counting cholesterol and Ashkenazi Jews still feasted regularly on hot dogs and pastrami, my family was devoted to Isaac Gellis … more
It’s not every day you’re actually encouraged to indulge in a deep-fried afternoon snack, so I feel obliged not to pass up that opportunity when Chanukah comes along. Chanukah: Host as … more
Once upon a time, almonds, those delicious, sweet nuts that hold a very prominent place in our cuisine, were poisonous and inedible. They contained a chemical called amygdalin which allowed the … more
Chanukah is a holiday that takes over everything. The pantry overflows with bottles of oil and baking ingredients at the ready, kids decorate the house with dreidels and chocolate gelt coins, the … more
Chanukah is coming! I am excited. Like a kid, I get excited over this holiday because, as a kid, it meant that I would see my paternal grandparents for almost a whole day and that all my cousins … more
Why use several different pots and pans when you can fit a full meal into one? Bachsh is a traditional Bukharian rice and meat dish loaded with aromatic onions and fresh herbs … more
Everyone loves potato latkes, but no one likes the mess of frying them or the guilt associated with eating them. These latkes are baked in the oven and easily won over my kids. You do need to … more
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