Pumpkin is full of surprises: it’s ancient, it’s a fruit (!) and not just for Halloween and Thanksgiving, it’s been part of Sephardic Jews’ holiday meals—including Chanukah!—for a long time.
Between latkes, doughnuts and gelt, it’s easy to slip into a pattern of less-than-nutritious eating during Chanukah. That’s why Diana came up with quick, oven-baked cauliflower latkes that still look and taste festive.
Robbie always seems to make Chanukah-party plans that are just slightly too ambitious. That’s why he loves this punch: it can be made in advance, so it doesn’t interfere with latke frying!
Influenced by the Jewish value of hachnasat orchim (welcoming guests), Atara and Alexandra came together to create The Wandering, a series of plant-based and seasonally inspired meals and gatherings.
This Chanukah, let’s rededicate ourselves to seeking freedom for those who can’t do so for themselves. One way to start is with fair-trade chocolate, which keeps workers safe and shuns child labor.
Even before she met her non-Jewish bashert (soul mate), Stacey discovered that Christmas wasn’t just a day for Christians, but rather for everyone who wants to spend time with people they love.
2016 was a good—no, great—year for Jewish cookbooks (or cookbooks by Jewish authors). We’ve put together a gift-giving guide of eight of our favorites and whom they’re perfect for.
Checking out four relatively new cookbooks (three from 2016 and one from 2014), Sheilah finds new dishes to add to her Chanukah menu, like chocolate-lime sufganiyot, Moroccan-spiced fried chicken and many dairy treats.
Chanukah in Italy does not mean latkes, but deep-fried, honey-coated bites of dough. Marcia came up with a special recipe that unites her Sicilian Catholic heritage and her more recently adopted Judaism.
Cheers to a Chanukah free of jelly syringes and grating-induced trips to the ER! This year we’re all about forgiving treats, like Iraqi funnel cakes piped into oil and EVOO cocktails.