Archives for November 2013

Pumpkin Cannoli

“Thanksgivukkah,” this year’s overlap of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah, won’t happen again in our lifetimes. So if you enjoy blending traditions, this is a unique opportunity. One friend of mine plans to make my brisket with cranberries and mushrooms (from Meatballs and Matzah Balls) to serve alongside her turkey. Other families’ dinners will include latkes and […]

The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show DC

Some moments I loved at the big MetroCooking DC show ( on November 2: Seeing a standing-room-only crowd at my workshop and meeting so many people interested in cross-cultural culinary journeys. Sharing the whys and hows of several recipes—and watching attendees taste samples and smile. Talking with journalist (and deputy managing editor of Michele […]