Miscellaneous

May 29, 2013

This star was born just recently on a crazy-hot day, where I was ready to go to all lengths to avoid using the oven. I just mixed everything, poured and prayed. I fretted all day and sampled smidgens of the mixture a dozen times on the sly to see if it was setting. I needn’t CONTINUE »

May 29, 2013

You will create a sensation with this dish! It will make you look like a chef without too much hard work. You will like the freedom it gives you on party day, as you can make it a day or two ahead of time and keep it chilled. Passover winner, too! If you get ambitious, CONTINUE »

May 29, 2013

With $25,000 in prizes for the first-place winner, the Manischewitz Cookoff has now become one of the biggest annual cooking contests. I was at the latest Manischewitz Cookoff and got to taste every recipe from the five finalists. The winning recipe, a takeoff on Thai “Pho” (pronounced “Fuh”) soup, was delicious. It was simple, creative CONTINUE »

May 29, 2013

Almost all Jews left Syria in 1997, but their cuisine has been well preserved. Syrian cuisine is quite unique. The recipes often highlight dried fruits, lentils and sweet-sour flavors such as tamarind and pomegranates. Spices are dominant in most dishes — especially turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, allspice and saffron. Cilantro is also used, as well as CONTINUE »

May 29, 2013

NEW YORK By Chavie Lieber JTA Wire Service It’s almost encoded in your Jewish DNA: How you make your stuffed cabbage all depends on where your grandmother came from. For many, the delicacy is served on the holiday of Simchat Torah much the same way that latkes are associated with Chanukah, hamentaschen tag along with CONTINUE »