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Our Trip to Jerusalem Before the Snow: Restaurants and Beyond

Trip to Jerusalem with our tour guide, Gidi Kelman, and his beautiful family Enjoy the pictures! http://on.fb.me/1oxZg0B We came back exhausted but delighted from our trip to Jerusalem, the last three days of sleet, hail, diluvial rains…
Making Shabbos in a Jiffy

Making Shabbos in a Jiffy

Making Shabbos in a Jiffy: This whole past week was taken up at my apartment with emergency repairs, and the first time I had full access to my kitchen was Thursday night. Since we are going away to Israel this coming Thursday, for almost two…
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My Youngest and Cutest Fan: My Muffins are Working:-)

Is she my cutest fan or what? How young - and how adorable - can a fan of my desserts be? All the way from the Holy Land. Take a look: accompanied by the loveliest note written by Mommy, which I am sharing below: What Nachas! Most important…
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The Bengali Five Spice Chronicle: Rinku Bhattacharya. Book Review

Reading - yes, reading, that's how intriguing and exciting it is - Rinku Bhattacharya's cookbook is to me the next best thing to a stroll through, say, Machane Yehuda, the legendary open-air market at the heart of Jerusalem. It positively vibrates…
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Latkas International: Frying Tips and Recipes. Gluten-Free

Latkas time is short: Make the most of it! In this post you will find everything there is to know about latkas: not just tips on how to fry latkas and other treat safely and effectively, but some other great latkas from around the world: potato…
Kosherfest 2012 Standout New Products

Kosherfest 2012 Standout New Products

Kosherfest in Secaucus was great fun this year. I and quite a few others marveled at how the staff at Kosherfest pulled off the whole show with their hands often tied behind their backs, so soon after Hurricane Sandy, which crippled many warehouses…
Mahia (Eau de Vie) Nahmias et Fils. Drink - and Eat - to Your Health!
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Mahia (Eau de Vie) Nahmias et Fils. Drink - and Eat - to Your Health!

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Dorit and David Nahmias, distillers extraordinaire, of Mahia and Rye Whisky at Nahmias et Fils: their Mahia is fabulous! They even gave me and my friend Chaim Szmidt a grand tour of their distillery in…
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Kosher by Design Cooking Coach: Susie Fishbein

The only thing that would be more delicious than admiring Susie Fishbein's latest cookbook 'Kosher by Design Cooking Coach' with its lavish display of gorgeous pictures would be to roll up your sleeves, open the book on any page, and go chopchop. This,…
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The Delicious World of Plums. Plum Sauce and Much More. Recipes

I get my fill of plums every summer while they are plentiful and linger until late October. Early November, and they are still there: Bring some plums home while they last! The variety of plums I love is the long, dark, sweet, plump and firm-tender,…
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Hurricane Halloween

We always tell ourselves, as soon as we can set aside a couple days, we will put order in those photo albums, match - or dispose of - those missing socks, write our friends, make play dates. Like so many others, I have finally had just such…
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For my French Speaking Friends Only: Le Francais: Une Langue Animale

French is a dreamy but complicated language, and like every language, it borrows from the animal kingdom to describe actions, feelings and character traits: shrewd as a weasle, foxy lady, stubborn as a mule, gay as a pinson, sing like a canary,…
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Lidia's Favorite Recipes. Lidia Bastianich. Book Review

I recently received Lidia Bastianich's latest Cookbook, Lidia's Favorite Recipes, which her publishers sent me for review. Lidia's cooking show has always been one of the very few cooking shows I actually enjoy watching, for many no-brainer…