Seudat Hodaa
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Our Seudat Hodaa. Menu, Recipes and Product Plugs

Enjoy the pictures of our food and our guests at our Seudat Hodaa on Facebook. This week we hosted Seudat Hodaa for my husband's... not recovery exactly, but for our New Normal: Yom Yom. His health crisis is multiple myeloma, a rare and…
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food labels
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Misleading Food Labels and The Food Industry

Food labels often look like the latest literary genre I get into occasional tiffs about my undisguised contempt of many food labels put out daily by the food industry.  The gist of the blame aimed at me by a few readers is: if I really cared,…
bubbie

I Remember Bubbie: Her First Yartzheit

Bubbie: It’s been a year! Hard to believe it's been a year since my husband Maurice’s mother Fanya - passed away. Bubbie was Fan for her four boys, Maurice, Avrum, Sol and Sam, the ultimate Em Habanim (the Sons’ Mother). My sisters and…
fillo pastries
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Moroccan Almond Fillo Pastries Recipe

Fillo pastries They 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 Pastries,…
fillo dough
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Great Tips on Working with Fillo Dough

I'll make a Fillo dough pro out of you. Stick with me! The good news is, fillo dough is wonderfully versatile, melt-in-your-mouth delicious and wonderfully crunchy. We Moroccans and other Mediterranean food lovers and beyond couldn't be without…
antisemitism

Baked in the White House and Glazed with Antisemitism

Antisemitism near and around High Places: Shame on you! Photo Courtesy georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov My Note to Former White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier Sharing with you a note I sent to Retired 26-year Veteran (five Presidencies)…
moroccan tajines

Moroccan Tajines One Two and Turmeric Recipes.

Moroccan Tajine Stovetop  Recipes. One, Two and Turmeric. Meat and Fish Variations This giant chapter on low-maintenance Moroccan Tajines is taken almost verbatim from my latest cookbook, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen. Read it cover to cover,…
Special Diet needs
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Un-MET Special Diet Needs: Day at the Museum

Special Diet Needs: Yikes! The following story concerns (not) accommodating all people with special diet needs, and as importantly, is about customer service. The following thread, with the added compelling New Yorker Magazine  cartoon above,…