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Emily Landsman

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Emily LandsmanEmily Landsman is the former Chief Creative Officer and brand ambassador at Catoctin Creek Distilling Company in Purcellville, Virginia. She is a freelance media consultant by day and spirited cocktail connoisseur by night. Emily has a BA and MPA from The George Washington University.

Zucchini and Cheddar Latkes

Recipe by Emily Landsman

Zucchini and Cheddar Latkes

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.

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Emily’s Challah (#ChashtagChallah)

Recipe by Emily Landsman

Emily’s Challah (#ChashtagChallah)

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

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Edible Arrangement

Recipe by Emily Landsman

Edible Arrangement

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

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Shushan Party Punch

Recipe by Emily Landsman

Shushan Party Punch

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!

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The Smokey Pom

Recipe by Emily Landsman

The Smokey Pom

Ancient ingredients sure made for some tasty pre-dinner libations! Wheat becomes vodka, grapes turn into wine, barley is the only ingredient in true Scotch whisky and grenadine syrup is made from pomegranates. This easy-to-construct cocktail is very impressive and is a great way to celebrate the season in a new way. Scotch whiskies vary greatly

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