Parve Nutella and Other Must-Try New Kosher Foods

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At Kosherfest, the world’s largest kosher trade show, Yiddish and Hebrew is heard alongside English. Some 6,000 kosher-food insiders packed the massive hall, chatting, networking and tasting samples. The crowd skews male and Orthodox — in fact, it may be one of the only events where the men’s bathroom has a longer line than the women’s one…. Read More

So Fast, Sukkot and Simchat Torah Are Here!

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One, two, three, where did it go so fast? Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, break-fast — the fastest meals of the year. Now it is Sukkot and Simhcat Torah to end the High Holidays. Hoping for good weather, all the meals can be made ahead and reheated for home or travel, inside or outside. My friend,… Read More

Some New Twists on the Old Traditions

(David Stuck)

All family Jewish holiday dishes have a story: recipes from your mother, grandmother or aunt. The tastes and flavors of our past are what brings us into the  future. I always celebrate the traditional with a few out-of-the-box new recipes for the holidays. Today, you can find influences of Persian, Asian and Cuban foods on… Read More

Summertime and the Livin’ is Kosher

(David Stuck)

Ah … summertime is officially here. And so is reading outdoors in the shade. And what is my favorite read? Cooking magazines, of course! I get many, but my favorite is Joy of Kosher by Jamie Geller.  Other magazines present a challenge to turn nonkosher recipes into kosher ones, but this is summertime, and I… Read More

Celebrating Shavuot … and More

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Shavuot is a two-day holiday that celebrates the giving of the Torah. Dairy foods are often eaten because when receiving the Torah, the Jewish people could not cook meat in pots that had not yet been kashered. Honey and fresh fruits are served because learning the Torah is equated with much sweetness. It is said… Read More

Start Your Summer with Yummy, Healthy Foods

(David Stuck)

Memorial Day weekend truly announces the beginning of everything summer. Juicy redberries and blueberries march out in time for our patriotic red, white and blue summer holidays. Of all the berries looking for attention, those blackberries call out to me the most.  They are simple, dark and juicy, and you can eat them, cook or… Read More

The Real Heart of the Pesach Seder

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The story of Passover is at the heart of every Seder meal.  It overflows with the rituals and tradition that make this holiday so different from any other. Passover reminds me of my late mother who stood in line to buy whitefish, pike and rockfish — the only mixture she would use — as she… Read More