Ah, schmaltz. That golden cooking fat so engrained in our Jewish culinary history. We now know that animal fats are not our healthiest options, but that makes schmaltz even more special to pull out for holiday dishes a few times a year. Don’t even think about what you’re eating when you snack on some delicious…
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This recipe is adapted from A First Jewish Holiday Cookbook by Chaya M. Burstein, which has been out of print for years. I used to read it every night to fall asleep when I was little. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for a video of me making the latkes.
Need some guidance for baking your own challot for Rosh Hashanah? Follow along with Emily’s videos from the #ChashtagChallah challah bake-along. Before you know it, you’ll be baking challah every week!
About a year ago, I came up with a goal for myself: to participate in a Shabbat dinner every week, just like I did growing up, but to spend them all with friends. I now have regular invites for dinner, but they all come with a catch: I have to bring the homemade challah. My…
A little over an hour from Washington, Molon Lave Vineyards was started by a Greek immigrant whose Jewish friends and colleagues asked if he would produce kosher wines, so in 2010 he started to.
I created this cocktail for last week’s dinner inspired by Marcia Friedman’s cookbook Meatballs and Matzah Balls presented by DGS Delicatessen and the Jewish Food Experience® at DGS in the Mosaic District. I had just sent my brother and sister-in-law a DIY “edible arrangement” for their first anniversary, so I’d had the idea of fruit and…
Back in ancient Shushan, festive meals and royal parties went on for days and days. Queen Esther surely would have enjoyed a sophisticated rum and white wine party punch with her guests.
The ingredients in this punch are relatively easy to find in your local wine or liquor shop. Variations in each will change your finished drink. Serve in fun punch cups, and drink until you can’t tell the difference between our hero Mordechai and the evil Haman!
Want to celebrate Tu b’Shevat, but not into dried fruits and nuts? Fear not. The seven species were basically made for cocktails. Cheers to whisky (barley) and sparkling wine (grapes) cocktails!