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Conference Dives
into Israeli Cuisine

Local Conference Dives into Israeli Cuisine

In mid November, academics, chefs, food writers and historians gathered at American University for “Israeli Cuisine as a Reflection of Israeli Society,” a groundbreaking conference exploring Israeli food.

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Holidays & Occasions

Top 8 Recipes for
8 Tasty Nights

Top 8 Recipes for 8 Tasty Nights

With four creative twists on latkes, this is the year to stock up on room diffusers and tackle your fear of frying. Not convinced? We have four more recipes for you.

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Recipe of the Week

Deep-fried rice and cheese croquettes—the Italians had a great idea for Chanukah

“Oil” About Oil and Frying Holidays & Occasions

“Oil” About Oil and Frying

Not all oils, it turns out, are created equal. Just before Chanukah, Lori explores different kinds of oil and offers some thoughts on which you should be using for your latkes.

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8 Days of Latkes: Recipes for Each Night Holidays & Occasions

8 Days of Latkes: Recipes for Each Night

Here’s how you do Chanukah without getting bored or “burned” out. A hint: It involves Indian-spiced latkes, baked latkes, a variety made with fruit (!) and some pretty colorful toppings.

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Rooted in History: Potatoes and Chanukah Holidays & Occasions

Rooted in History: Potatoes and Chanukah

We typically associate Chanukah with potatoes, but potatoes, although ancient, were not always part of the Chanukah repertoire. Nevertheless, the cold-loving starchy tuber took well to Chanukah’s dark time of year.

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A Chanukah Cookbook Guide for Foodies Holidays & Occasions

A Chanukah Cookbook Guide for Foodies

Chanukah came early this year, with the fall release of new cookbooks from favorites like Yotam Ottolenghi, Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen and Michael Solomonov. Now you know what to get your foodie friends.

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Rocking It in the Restaurant World Around Town

Rocking It in the Restaurant World

Jackie Greenbaum, the DC restaurateur behind Little Coco’s, El Chucho, Bar Charley and more, has an unconventional background that includes rock and roll as well as the JCC and Hadassah.

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Not a Latke Like You Think Holidays & Occasions

Not a Latke Like You Think

Latkes = potatoes, right? Not so fast. The original latke was probably not potatoes, but rather of cheese! Gracie came up with a ricotta pancake recipe so tasty you won’t miss the tubers.

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