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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.

Lemon Cheese Blintzes and Soufflé

Recipe by Emily Landsman

Lemon Cheese Blintzes and Soufflé

Blintzes are a Jewish American staple for the Yom Kippur break-fast and Shavuot. Not sure how to make them? Scroll down to the bottom of the recipe for a video that shows how I make them and then takes it one step further by baking them up into an especially tasty blintz soufflé.

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Schmaltz and Gribenes

Recipe by Emily Landsman

<em>Schmaltz</em> and <em>Gribenes</em>

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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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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