This looks better than it tastes With Chanuka coming along and oil symbolizing of the victory of spirituality (the Jews) over materialism (the Greeks) I figured it was time for a nouveau latke. My recipe search led me to youtube and Iranian TV, a chador and hijab clad female chef http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqAn-MSZFjw preparing middle eastern kremslech (mashed potato fritters) … Continue reading
It’s almost Shabbat Mevorchim Kislev which means that Chanuka is around the corner. Dearly beloved readers, if you have interesting food traditions for this holiday, send em my way!!! Maybe I’ll feature your recipe in my blog and you too can be famous for 15 minutes (and maybe I’ll even send you a special soon … Continue reading
It wasn’t until I read this week’s Torah reading that I finally figured out what the lentil soup incident was all about. Call me dense, but although I’d first heard the story too many decades ago to count, the meaning didn’t click until just now. Although this is a recipe column the story isn’t really … Continue reading
No, dear readers, I’m not eating my way through the book of Genesis, but during this holiday-less time, I look to the weekly Torah reading , Hayei Sarah for recipe ideas. It is well known that our matriarch Sarah was a master baker. The Midrash says that there was a blessing in her dough. Not … Continue reading
Sorry for the delay. I had some technical difficulties but here’s the photo at last.
At first this post was going to be challah but then I found out that in this week’s Torah reading, Mother Sarah”s challah’s flopped, You may remember the three angels dressed as Arabs who showed up on the third day of after Abraham’s circumcision. Abraham was caught short—they didn’t have freezers back them, ditto for … Continue reading
The publicist sent me a jpeg of the cover . Pretty eh. Good photography, sharp images, nice layout. I’m taking a photography course so I”m looking at photographs with a critical eye these days. I’m also planning my own cookbook on Jewish recipes with mystical roots. If you have any, please send them my way. … Continue reading
Sorry, I’ve been behind with my posting. My mother in law who I love dearly is in the hospital, recovering from a mild stroke and my life has been too crazy for me to cook and photograph anything but…. I got a wonderful suprise in my inbox yesterday. A PR person emailed asking me to … Continue reading