Culinary trends have always been as responsive and influential as any other artistic genre mirroring social, political, and economic change. And the leftovers, as usual, are even better.
Consider the 1920s. Prohibition spurred an unprecedented upheaval in American dining. Restaurants and hotels, stripped of liquor profits, went out of business.
We all get those last minute calls, “Can I come for Shabbos?” but you have nothing in the house to serve for dessert because your freezer stash was empty. These cakes can be made in no time at all.
CHOCOLATE CHIP LOAF
1½ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup sugar
½ cup (1 stick)
Sautéed kale is versatile, the perfect side dish, dressed up with some crumbled feta, toasted pine nuts or almond slices, or served with an over-easy egg for a quick lunch or light dinner. It’s the quintessential dark, green vegetable, loaded with vitamins K, A, and C, and is known for its anti-oxidant as well as anti-inflammatory benefits. Two
It’s official! Summer is here! As lovely as summertime is with its endless sunshine and lazy poolside days, summer brings heat waves and long bouts of hot weather. But, you can be ready! Prepare yourself now with these four easy popsicle recipes that you can keep in your freezer not only for you, but for your kiddies when they need to cool
For years I have enjoyed the delicious deli at Petak’s in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. I was recently shopping at Julio’s Fruit Market in Teaneck when I came across a bottled, refrigerated, parve salad dressing with the Petak name on it. I immediately called the Petak’s store in Fair Lawn and was happily surprised to hear that this dressing was a
There has been an increasing demand for gluten-free baked goods. Entertaining at home, or bringing a terrific dessert to a party, can be a bit discouraging. Cake recipes that used to be the “go-to” for any occasion are no longer the sure-fire crowd-pleasers they had been before. Substitutes for flour can be useful, but more often than not, the result
The history of the knish represents more than just the lineage of a fried, dumpling-like food. It demonstrates the often-central role of food in communities and cultural legacies. Laura Silver knows that all too well. She has consumed knishes on three different continents, and her exhaustive research on the iconic potato treat has resulted in her new
While Shavuot may be the shortest of the three pilgrimage festivals, like Pesach and Succoth, it has a large number of venerable customs, such as staying awake until dawn to study Torah, serving dairy foods at the Yom Tov meals, and decorating homes and synagogues with lots and lots of flowers. This Shavuot, why not enhance your holiday table with a
Standing alone against the desert landscape, Kornmehl Goat Cheese Farm & Restaurant is modest, lacking artsy adornments and embellishments that tourists often favor. But situated about 30 miles south of Sde Boker, the home of Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, the farm is a striking example of how the once vast desert region that most tourists
All roast chickens are not created equal. There is “great chicken” and then there are the rest. Great chicken follows two indispensable—and interlocked—Rules of the Roost.
1. Please Don’t Freeze
Freezing a chicken changes the texture of the meat. Put simply, the moisture in the cell plasma of the meat expands into ice crystals of
The great things about cupcakes is they taste great, they are fun looking, and basically they help with portion control. After you have just one, you should be done! Great slogan! The great thing about cupcakes is you can take a basic one and decorate it with endless possibilities.
Today with the cupcake stands they have, you can use them as a
As a rule, the only fish I refer to as beautiful are those brilliant, jewel-toned creatures in high-maintenance salt-water tanks. Then I came across this red snapper. That plump, fresh-caught fish caught my eye, changing this week’s recipe from a vegan side dish to please all palates, to this delicious baked whole snapper, infused with fresh herbs and