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Laura Kumin

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Laura KuminLaura Kumin is a food writer, cooking coach and the creator of Mother Would Know, a website that encourages and helps readers to become confident home cooks. She is not embarrassed by the number of spatulas, graters and cookbooks that she owns, or the fact that she buys chocolate in 1+ pound bars.

Sweets and So Much More

by Laura Kumin

Sweets and So Much More

Sunflower Bakery in Gaithersburg expects to make 30,000 hamantashen this Purim. But its training program for people with learning differences—the only one in Maryland—is what makes it so much more…

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Holiday Fried Rice

Recipe by Laura Kumin

Holiday Fried Rice

Fried foods during the winter holidays? The obvious choices are those associated with Chanukah—doughnuts or sufganiyot and fried pancakes or latkes. But in my family there is another fried food holiday tradition: fried rice at our Christmas Day Chinese banquet. We serve Christmas dinner to homeless women at a local shelter, rest for a few

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A Coveted Shabbat Invite

by Laura Kumin

A Coveted Shabbat Invite

Mention Nicole Goldstein’s name in some DC circles, and you’re likely to hear about her elaborate, multi-course, themed Friday night dinners for 12 to 20 people. Now, how do we get on the invite list?

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Kosher Chorizo-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Recipe by Laura Kumin

Kosher Chorizo-Stuffed, Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Recipe contributed by Nicole Goldstein. The chorizo used in this recipe is not raw sausage, but rather a spicy kosher beef jerky, which Nicole Goldstein buys from Wasserman and Lemberger, a kosher butcher in Baltimore that provides delivery service to the DC area.

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The Ten-Minute Shabbat

by Laura Kumin

The Ten-Minute Shabbat

Meet Rachel and Ariel Levinson-Waldman and their two young children, Sarah and Eli, in the third part of Laura Kumin’s four-part series on the diversity of local Jewish food traditions.

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