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My Latest Sheva Brachot Dinner Menu and Recipes

We usually try to host our nephews and nieces' Sheva Brachot right after their wedding, before most of the out-of-town guests disband. But this last wedding, for my nephew Meir Abner, took place in Montreal, as well as all subsequent Sheva Brachot,…
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Food, Family and Tradition. Hungarian Kosher Recipes. Lynn Kirsche Shapiro. My Book Review

Gee thanks  Sammy's Romanian, dubbed Heartburn City, for serving Treif  Shmaltz all these years, right in the Lower East Side, the original American scene of the religious Jewish settlers, to emancipated immigrants who want authentic Eastern…
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Maia: New and Best Greek Yogurt. My Product Review

In a memorable scene of the movie As Good As It Gets, bigoted, homophobic, irascible pet-fiend Jack Nicholson is actually seen crying about a neighbor's dog he had previously stuffed into a trash chute and who was pulled out miraculously, saying…
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My Latest Summer Feast Menu and Recipes

  Every year I host a Summer Feast for a few wonderful lady friends at my home. Ladies who lunch: highly recommend! Mine is a wonderful group of about thirty amazingly generous, creative and accomplished ladies. What unites us is,…
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California Gourmet Vegan Chocolate Chips Are Here!

Trader Joe recently caused an uproar both in the Kosher Community and the Dairy-Intolerant Community by switching their chocolate chips from Pareve to dairy. When I wrote about the Gastronomic Uproar at Trader Joe’s , I positively clamored…
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365 Vegan Smoothies Book Review

Kudos to Kathy Patalsky for her beautiful new book, 365 Vegan Smoothies.  I suspect the 365 allusion is fully intentional, and expresses you would do well with a smoothie a day, a different smoothie every day of the year. How exciting is that?…
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I Remember Bubbie

It’s been just a year since my husband Maurice’s mother Fanya - Bubbie - passed away. Bubbie was Fan for her four boys, Maurice, Avrum, Sol and Sam, the ultimate Em Habanim (sons’ mother). My sisters and I gave her name an affectionate old-fashioned Sephardi…
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My Latest Moroccan Feast: Menu and All Recipes

As you know I cook up a storm, along every imaginable (of course always healthy) guideline, playing on every imaginable theme. But making an All Moroccan Feast makes me especially happy, not only because it is my personal favorite, but it makes…
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Moroccan Almond Fillo Pastries Recipe. Your Own Almond Paste in a Jiffy!

These fabulous fillo pastries are a staple in our Moroccan Pastry repertoire. There is no Moroccan Dessert display without fillo pastries, first cousins of  Baklava. Although I am showcasing the glorious almond in the filling of these Fillo…
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Great Tips on Fillo Dough

Stick with me: I'll make a Fillo dough pro (you like the way it all rhymes?) out of you! The good news is, fillo dough is wonderfully versatile, melt-in-your-mouth delicious and wonderfully crunchy. We Moroccans and other Mediterranean food…
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My Shavuot Menu Lunch with Recipes

I have a huge Shavuot Menu on my blog, with lots of my favorite dairy recipe compositions. This Yom Tov we are hosting just one meal, Shavuot lunch. Here's my Shavuot menu: All at Room Temperature, except what needs to be served chilled…
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A Kid Craving Stuffed Morels: Yuppie City Here I Come!

This comment from Arel Mishory on my blog makes my day. Hardly a day goes by that I don't hear, with undiminished pleasure, how much people miss my eponymous Restaurant. Great to know we left a great legacy! Upscale Kosher Restaurateurs, Pardes…