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Last Minute Party Planning: Shopping, Cleaning, Cooking

Last Minute Party Planning: Shopping, Cleaning, Cooking
By August 31, 2007

I've themed my Labor Day party and planned a Southern soul food menu. Next I need to schedule the shopping, cooking, and prep. Here's what I'm thinking: Friday (today): Confirm guest list and headcount. Write/gather recipes. Saturday: Write grocery list. … Read More

Rosh Hashanah Dinner Menu: Goat Cheese Honey Fondue with Apple Wedges and Toasted Challah Spears

Rosh Hashanah Dinner Menu:  Goat Cheese Honey Fondue with Apple Wedges and Toasted Challah Spears
By August 31, 2007

You probably don't eat apples dipped in honey any time of year other than Rosh Hashanah. It's a Holiday Food. There's a reason HFs are only eaten once a year: They're not craveable enough to be eaten more often. There's … Read More

Last Minute Menu Planning: Southern Soul Food Hors D’Oeuvres

Last Minute Menu Planning: Southern Soul Food Hors D’Oeuvres
By August 31, 2007

I'm hurriedly devising a menu for my "Fuck the Hamptons Guilty Pleasures Labor Day Soiree." I know it will be a cocktail/hors d'oeuvres set up since we're expecting around 10 people–too many to cook a full dinner for on a … Read More

Last Minute Party Planning: “F*ck the Hamptons Guilty Pleasures Labor Day Soiree”

Last Minute Party Planning: “F*ck the Hamptons Guilty Pleasures Labor Day Soiree”
By August 31, 2007

Monday is Labor Day. Much of New York will leave town. Best Friend and I toyed with the idea of joining the exodus of crazies to the Hamptons to see DJ Tiesto in concert. That idea was quickly overcast by … Read More

Recipe Contest: Jewcy Sweet New Year

Recipe Contest: Jewcy Sweet New Year
By August 30, 2007

Time is ticking for the Jewcy Sweet New Year Honey Recipe Contest! As we pool recipes and tips to help you fill your Rosh Hashanah dinner tables, we thought we’d go to you, Readers, for your holiday favorites. Honey is … Read More

Welcome to Pickled

By August 29, 2007

There’s something a-rye in the world of Jewish cuisine. Few can name Jewish dishes outside the realm of matzah ball soup and latkes. Yet Jewish cuisine, stemming from Eastern European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern origins, is as richly varied as, … Read More

“Pickled” Food Blog Launches with Jewcy Sweet New Year Recipe Contest

“Pickled” Food Blog Launches with Jewcy Sweet New Year Recipe Contest
By August 27, 2007

Jewish delis may close more than open these days, but Jewish cuisine isn't going anywhere. This Wednesday Jewcy launches Pickled, a blog about cooking and entertaining the Jewcy way. We'll break recipes down with pictures and easy instructions. We'll rank … Read More

Polish Leaders Suckle German Boobs

Polish Leaders Suckle German Boobs
By June 27, 2007

Wprost is a weekly Polish newsmagazine known for its conservative and anti-German sentiments. Check out this cover, photoshopped in response to clashes with Germany over the new EU treaty at the European Union Summit last week. The BBC reports: The … Read More