Food Feature

baba ganoush

How to make baba ghanoush at home

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By Jessica Grann Known as baba ghanoush across the Levant, this simple roasted eggplant salad only has a handful of ingredients. Like hummus, most people...
cicada

Cicadas are edible. But are they kosher?

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By Isabella Lefkowitz-Rao   Worried? Repulsed? Intrigued? The emergence of Brood X is eliciting a whole host of emotions and has left people wondering what to...
Ingredients for piyaz

Piyaz: A simple summer salad

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By Jessica Grann In Israel and throughout the Mediterranean Basin, salads, or salatim, rarely contain lettuce. Some are raw, and some are cooked — like...
chicken dinner

Spring chicken dinner

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Story and photos by Keri White Spring has arrived in earnest, and that means a new crop of seasonal produce is at the market. I...
Making aranygaluska

This Hungarian coffee cake is even better than babka

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By Joe Baur One morning, my wife suggested I look into making a different kind of bread. Not necessarily to replace my weekly challah habit,...
Matbucha

Matbucha: A delicious North African tomato and pepper dip

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By Sonya Sanford Matbucha is a Maghrebi dish made of tomatoes and peppers and means “cooked salad” in Arabic. Jewish immigrants from Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria...
Curry-roasted cauliflower

The sides have it

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By Keri White I have played around with vegetables of late. And as spring finds its stride and we turn to lighter fare and simply...
Pampushky

How to make pampushky

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By Sonya Sanford Pampushky are fluffy, soft Ukrainian garlic bread rolls. Ukraine was known as the “breadbasket” of the Soviet Union, and both garlic and...
gefilte fish

The secret not-so-Jewish history of gefilte fish

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By Rachel Ringler Some see gefilte fish as a delicacy, others as something too disgusting to contemplate. Either way, it would probably appear on most people’s short...
immersion blender

Immersion blender — Can’t live without it

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By Linda Morel My husband introduced me to a new love — an immersion blender. I wasn’t in favor of adding another appliance to our small...