• Classic Matzah Ball Soup
  • Goulash (Hungarian Paprika Beef Stew)
  • Introducing “The Essential Jewish Cookbook”
  • Savory Noodle Kugel
  • Apple Spice Buricche (Turnovers)

Introducing “The Essential Jewish Cookbook”

It’s my great pleasure to introduce you to my latest book, The Essential Jewish Cookbook. The book’s 100 recipes take a broad view of the world of Jewish food, and that world is diverse, delicious, and fascinating. I loved developing classic but modern recipes for everything from dishes popular in the United States (such as latkes, brisket, […]

Classic Matzah Ball Soup

The belle of the balls might very well be the matzah ball. Humble as they look, they reign as one of the most iconic foods of Jewish Ashkenazi traditions. And for good reason. Immersed in hot nourishing chicken soup, the dumplings are comfortingly filling and substantial. Whenever I make the soup, my husband says it […]

Goulash (Hungarian Paprika Beef Stew)

A seasoned meat stew, Goulash (a recipe I included in The Essential Jewish Cookbook), comes by its amazing flavor with a winning combination of beef, paprika, lots of onions and a long braise. At first it might seem puzzling as part of a Jewish repertoire, but Hungarian Jews were just as charmed by the famous […]

Savory Noodle Kugel

  Comfort food in a baking dish is a good way to describe kugels—and this savory, nondairy noodle version from my new book, The Essential Jewish Cookbook, fits right in. A tangle of pappardelle noodles set in eggs with some onion and spices welcome you into the kugel repertoire with something at once easy and adaptable. […]

Apple Spice Buricche (Turnovers)

Buricche are the Jewish-Italian version of pastry turnovers, known in Sephardic and Israeli cuisine as bourekas. Although most traditionally the fillings are savory, these days anything goes (pizza, anyone?) and my apple version shows off fall’s abundant fruit and warm spices. Stuffed foods like these (symbolizing plenty) also happen to be prized for the harvest […]

Sweet & Savory Challah Rolls

  There’s no denying that a beautiful golden loaf of braided or round challah is a highlight on the table, raising spirits in delicious anticipation. But these rolls—or mini challahs, as I like to think of them—have their own charms. They are enticing little packages that stay soft and tender and give each recipient that […]

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