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Eastern Europe

Evie’s Tzimmes with a Twist

Recipe by Wendy Nevett Bazil

Evie’s Tzimmes with a Twist

My mother, Evelyn (Grandma Evie or Grandma E to her grandchildren), made a great tzimmes. As a child, I loved it, but as I got older and tasted it with a different palate and the opinions of my husband and kids, I revisited her recipe to make it more Bazil-family friendly and found that I

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Potato Knish

Recipe by Leah Hadad

Potato Knish

Winter brings with it cravings for steamy hot comfort food. A pot of boiling potatoes on the stovetop fills the kitchen with warmth and the dry air with moisture. I still make mashed potatoes pretty much like I remember from my mother’s kitchen, except I add caramelized onions and use olive oil, instead of margarine.

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Chocolate Babka

Recipe by Paula Shoyer

Chocolate Babka

When I became a French pastry chef, I never imagined that the recipe I would become most famous for is my chocolate babka. But babka is the most comforting dessert you can make, full of soft yeast dough and gooey chocolate. It is fitting that the word “babka” means grandmother in Polish, as the image

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