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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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Other People’s Parties: Non-Dairy Creamer May Change My Life

Other People’s Parties: Non-Dairy Creamer May Change My Life
By August 29, 2007

I went to my first Orthodox bar mitzvah last weekend. It was my first Orthodox anything, come to think of it. While I didn’t pay much attention in temple (since the women and men sit separately and I didn’t have … Read More

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Welcome to Pickled

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

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