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Breaking the Fast with Tapas

Breaking the Fast with Tapas
By September 19, 2007

Don't break the fast with bagels on Saturday. You can prepare a chic spread ahead of time that won't require any cooking right before you break fast. We suggest ditching the smoked fish and bagels for a spread of Spanish … Read More

Dessert Recipe: Pear and Nutmeg Upside-Down Cake

Dessert Recipe: Pear and Nutmeg Upside-Down Cake
By September 12, 2007

In the spirit of the holiday, here's another sweet recipe. This one doesn't have honey but it's absolutely delicious and I could eat pans of it. Like, till Type I sets in. Even then I'd probably eat another pan. Make … Read More

New Way to Stuff a Pita: Add Lipgloss and Quarters

New Way to Stuff a Pita: Add Lipgloss and Quarters
By September 10, 2007

We love when y'all send us cool stuff. Tel Aviv-based artist and designer Anat Safran sent along these shots of her latest work: Ah, nothing beats literalism in fashion. This isn't available on Anat's site yet, but you may see … Read More

Decoded Dinner

By August 31, 2007

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish version of New Year’s Eve, but the festive meal served during the holiday is the Jewish culinary rival to an American Thanksgiving — it also includes slow-cooking a big hunk of meat (brisket) and preparing … Read More

Rosh Hashanah Dinner Menu: Cauliflower-Leek Kugel

Rosh Hashanah Dinner Menu: Cauliflower-Leek Kugel
By August 31, 2007

Kugel is the Yiddish word for casserole. The widely known traditional preparation with egg noodles originated about 800 years ago in Germany. Which is why this dish needs a face-lift. We like the recipe below for a cauliflower-leek variation found … Read More

Rosh Hashanah Dinner Menu: Traditional Brisket

Rosh Hashanah Dinner Menu: Traditional Brisket
By August 31, 2007

Growing up in Texas I learned a thing or two about brisket. The smoked BBQ variety, like Thanksgiving turkey, has a tendancy to dry out, and I recall feeling disappointed by this on more than one occasion. When faced with … Read More

Rosh Hashanah Dinner Menu: Spinach Citrus Salad

Rosh Hashanah Dinner Menu: Spinach Citrus Salad
By August 31, 2007

My hometown of Austin, Tex. is home to an amazing grocery store called Central Market. There's scarce an ingredient Central Market doesn't sell. In addition to their stellar made-in-house baked goods, deli meats, and things like hummus, they have recipe … Read More

Rosh Hashanah Dinner Menu: Challah Handbook

Rosh Hashanah Dinner Menu: Challah Handbook
By August 31, 2007

The golden braids and shiny brown crust of challah loaves are unmistakable. The sweet, eggy bread is customarily eaten on Sabbath and Jewish holidays (except Passover). Braided loaves are most common since they are eaten weekly on the Sabbath. But … Read More