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Holidays & Occasions

Spice Up Purim with
Mexican Chocolate

Spice Up Purim with Mexican Chocolate

Bittersweet chocolate meets cinnamon, almonds and ancho chili for Kara’s Mexican-inspired take on chocolate hamantashen filling—but we have a feeling it might not make it all the way into the cookies…

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Holidays & Occasions

A Sanctioned Night
of Letting Go

A Sanctioned Night of Letting Go

Depriving oneself of something good usually results in the opposite—just ask any chocoholic. That’s why Purim, a sanctioned night of revelry and letting go, makes so much sense.

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Recipe of the Week

With a buttery shortbread crust and a sticky pecan filling, these hamantashen

A New Farm in Israel Grows Compassion Food & Justice

A New Farm in Israel Grows Compassion

Freedom Farm Sanctuary, Israel’s first animal sanctuary, rescues animals designated for slaughter and gives them a new home, where visitors can learn to be loving and compassionate toward all creatures.

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Farmers Markets Are a Winter Wonderland Everyday Eats

Farmers Markets Are a Winter Wonderland

Just because the ground is frozen solid doesn’t mean farms and farmers have gone into hibernation. Many farmers markets are now open year round. Bundle up and go check out the offerings.

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What Inspires a Book on Ashkenazi Food? Everyday Eats

What Inspires a Book on Ashkenazi Food?

What can be said about schmaltz and other Ashkenazi staples? Enough to fill a whole book and more! In Rhapsody in Schmaltz, Michael Wex explores Ashkenazi and Jewish food culture.

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Freedom from Haman and from Gluten Holidays & Occasions

Freedom from Haman and from Gluten

Forced to go gluten-free, Merav mourned and then finally decided to take hamantashen into her own hands…and kitchen, coming up with tasty versions that satisfy even the pickiest of Purim partiers.

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Crank Up a Crockpot for a Purim Feast Holidays & Occasions

Crank Up a Crockpot for a Purim Feast

Ah, Purim… Did you know that in addition to the costumes there’s a tradition of eating meat? Particularly, if you plan on imbibing, a slow cooker will ensure tender, no-fuss meat.

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Purim: All Grown Up Holidays & Occasions

Purim: All Grown Up

Intrigue. Concealment. Power. The story of Purim is no childish fairytale. This is one Jewish holiday all grown up with nowhere to go. How about your place? Whether a mischievous masquerade or a naughty knights-and-ladies affair, host an adults-only Purim party and let the fun—and drinks—flow. Even the Rabbis of the Talmud are serious about

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