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Break Fast Tapas: Red Pepper and Aubergine Salad a.k.a Escalibada)

Break Fast Tapas: Red Pepper and Aubergine Salad a.k.a Escalibada)
By September 19, 2007

Escalibada is a Catalan dish and is one of Spain's most popular cold tapas. There are many different versions, but they all include red peppers and aubergine (eggplant). This version also has onion, potatoes, and tomatoes (make use of the … Read More

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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

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Break Fast Tapas: Tuna Empanadas Are A Great Idea…

Break Fast Tapas: Tuna Empanadas Are A Great Idea…
By September 19, 2007

Spanish tuna empanadas are a great idea— if you like canned tuna, hard-boiled eggs, and olives. I'm not fond of all three. But, in the spirit of Yom Kippur and horizon expansion, I decided to try them out. Two days … Read More

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Q&A: Two Definite Betties… And Bakers

Q&A: Two Definite Betties… And Bakers
By September 18, 2007

My roommate and I walked into Betty Bakery to cool off and get out of the Brooklyn heat. We split a slice of Betty's red velvet cake, and it was love at first bite. Rich, creamy and chocolatey, it was … Read More

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Cheese: The glue that holds Jewish relationships together

Cheese:  The glue that holds Jewish relationships together
By September 17, 2007

Congratulations!  You’ve finally found your bashert.  You are so in love and a perfect match in every way – except that he’s shomer Shabbat and you can’t wake up without Saturday morning cartoons.  Or you don’t eat at non-kosher restaurants, … Read More

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Leftover Challah: Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with Cinnamon-Rum Sauce

Leftover Challah: Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with Cinnamon-Rum Sauce
By September 14, 2007

Bread pudding has long been a staple at Southern bed and breakfasts, but more recently it’s worked its way onto some pretty trendy restaurant menus. And what better way to use up extra challah from Rosh Hashanah? We always have … Read More

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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

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Sticky and Sweet for the New Year

Sticky and Sweet for the New Year
By September 11, 2007

When you picture the “land flowing with milk and honey” what do you see?  Chances are, like me, you envision a tall glass overflowing with whole-fat milk and a sticky, golden honey bear.  For years, scholars and Torah enthusiasts have bashed this idea, … Read More

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