Category Archives: Jewish Food

The Eggs of Affliction: Beet-Pickled Deviled Eggs

Yesterday I made the prettiest thing I’ve ever made ever. No contest! Can you pick it out in the picture above?! Those beautiful ruby-red beet-pickled deviled eggs were the perfect addition to our pre-meal nosh. I had been meaning to make these eggs for a while, since I first came across them at brunch at [...]
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Superfruit and Superaromatic Charoset

This article was originally posted on The Jew and the Carrot (3/21/13), the food blog associated with the Jewish Daily Forward.  Let’s face it: even without the charoset, we honor mortar on Passover. The food of this holiday isn’t—how can I say this nicely?—easy on digestion. Matzoh, potatoes, eggs, various proteins, cheese, it seems that most of what we [...]
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A New Kind of Kugel

Confession: I’m not the biggest lover of kugel. I find most kugels heavy, filling, and bland. So when I came across this inspired reinterpretation in Martha Stewart Living’s April issue that she called a “potato kugel gratin”, I knew I wanted my passover kugel to go in this novel direction. In her version, potatoes are wedged [...]
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Lightening Up Passover Cookies

Passover definitely comes with its fair share of culinary challenges, with avoiding wheat, grains, flour, beans and many seeds. Passover desserts therefore are often heavy, dense, nut-laden cookies and cakes that – let’s be honest here – are pretty hard to eat after a multi-course, 4-glasses-of-wine kind of meal. So you can imagine my excitement when I [...]
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Chicken Soup: STAT!

Winter may be drawing to a close, and the weather may be getting warmer, but from a Chinese medicine perspective this unpredictable seasonal change is an important time to eat healing, balancing soups. March is crazy like that: the wind is still whipping, there’s a chill in the air, and there’s still that nasty cold/flu/virus going [...]
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