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Kosher Wine Doesn’t Have to Suck: We Taste-Tested Israel’s Best Wines

Kosher Wine Doesn’t Have to Suck: We Taste-Tested Israel’s Best Wines
By October 4, 2007

Recanati wine is desperately trying to pass for gentile. First off, there’s the name. Nothing about "Recanati" sounds particularly Jewish. In fact, it sounds vaguely Italian. (Which doesn’t hurt a wine.) Then there’s the fact that the front label is … Read More

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Reinventing the Latke

Reinventing the Latke
By September 28, 2007

My friends from the band Pariah Beat were in town, and a celebration was in order. What better way to celebrate than to have a food party? I decided to reinvent an old favorite: the latke. Now, I love a … Read More

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Gordon Ramsay: bagel maven?

Gordon Ramsay: bagel maven?
By September 27, 2007

New York Magazine's irreverant food blog, Grub Street, recently confirmed that celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is a pompous bloke.  Grub Street reports:  "The Surly Scotchman actually presumed on national television to teach Larry King how to schmear a bagel."  [Full story here] Now as … Read More

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Shabbat in the Sukkah: Syrian Sweet-and-Sour Stuffed Cabbage

Shabbat in the Sukkah: Syrian Sweet-and-Sour Stuffed Cabbage
By September 27, 2007

As was previously noted by the clever Dale Raben, traditional Sukkot dishes are filled foods, like stuffed vegetables, which symbolize a bountiful harvest. Also common are dishes that are easy to transport from kitchen to sukkah, such as casseroles. Hence, … Read More

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Sukkot Snax: Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips

Sukkot Snax: Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips
By September 26, 2007

You're gonna need to serve some snacks at your Sukkot soiree, lest your guests get sloshed on that Sukkot Sangria. This delicious recipe for Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is from La Dolce Vegan!, by the lovely and talented Sarah Kramer. … Read More

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Sukkot Sangria

Sukkot Sangria
By September 25, 2007

I love Sukkot. It's the perfect holiday for a Jewish treehugger (next to Tu B'Shevat, of course). For urbanites who've grown increasingly out of touch with the earth, the seasons, and even the sources of their food, Sukkot is a … Read More

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How Apple Juice Saved My Fast

How Apple Juice Saved My Fast
By September 21, 2007

I grew up in a household with a Christian dad and a liberally observant mom, so there wasn't much fasting going on in my house on Yom Kippur. Throughout my teenage years, I would go to synagogue and watch hungry, … Read More

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Have an Easy Fast

Have an Easy Fast
By September 21, 2007

I'm feeling solemn. Not because I'm thinking about the sins I have to atone for tomorrow, but because nothing will pass beyond my lips. For someone who bases her life around meals (and requires coffee in order to function at the most … Read More

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