Pigging out on bacon is now an option for kosher, vegan and halal eaters as delicious alternatives are becoming widely available. Their salty crispness is finding a warm welcome in many gourmet appetizers, entrées and desserts.
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Your guests will go hog wild for this mouth-watering appetizer—perfectly balanced little morsels of sweet and salty, chewy and crunchy, spicy and mild. While dried figs and dates are a common pairing for bacon, the spiced pecans take this easy-to-assemble dish to another level.
This little piggy went to market. This little piggy stayed home. This little piggy had roast beef… or in this case, brisket. This is a fantastic recipe for brisket, a traditional Jewish dish. With the bacon on top, it harkens back to the Germanic and Eastern-European roots of Ashkenazi cuisine. Authenticity never tasted so good.
They say everything is better with bacon. After sampling this rich kosher dessert, I’m sure you’ll agree. The sweet chocolate cream and heat of the chipotle peppers conjure the flavors of Mexican hot chocolate. Add the candied kosher bacon and your taste buds will be dancing the Cucaracha!
When her fabulous challah recipe fell flat in her new DC home, an Arizona transplant found that she had to embrace change, and not just for the success of her challah.
This fantastic challah recipe comes from Chaya Wolvovsky, co-director of Chabad of Silver Spring, MD. The flavor is nicely balanced and the texture is light and airy. Sprinkle with traditional toppings like sesame and poppy seed or experiment with new ones like thinly sliced green olives, chopped onion or whatever you dream up. The recipe…
Hamantashen are the most recognizable delicacy of Purim, a sweet tri-cornered pastry filled with any number of popular fillings from prune to poppy seed. Delight your guests with this savory version of the iconic treat, stuffed with caramelized onions, pears, goat cheese and walnuts with extra flavor from a rich balsamic reduction.
Intrigue. Concealment. Power. The story of Purim is no childish fairytale. This is one Jewish holiday all grown up with nowhere to go. Whether a mischievous masquerade or a naughty knights-and-ladies affair, host an adults-only Purim party and let the fun—and drinks—flow.
Pomegranates are the beet of the fruit world. Go digging for the edible morsels and you’ll come up red-handed. But don’t let vanity keep you from enjoying these opulent pearls of juice. Roll up your sleeves, submerge sections of the fruit underwater and you’ll be able to extract the scarlet seeds with greater ease. In…
Cinnamon, cloves, coriander, fennel seeds, ginger, green cardamon, nutmeg, peppercorn and star anise (oh my!) are just a few of the warming spices brewed to make a traditional chai. Fortunately, we live in an age of convenience where delicious ready-made chai mixes are available at major supermarkets. Pick one up for this sweet and spicy…