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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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