The Brooklyn neighborhood I grew up in was an almost even mix of Jewish and Italian.
The foods of Rome’s Jewish quarter are definitely of interest right now, and the lesser-known, somewhat hidden cuisine of Rome’s Libyan Jewish food is no exception.
Black-eyed pea hummus. Peach kugel. Matzah-meal fried chicken. These are no ordinary Jewish food mashups; they’re a blend of specific traditions and flavors, dredged and deep fried in African American and Jewish tradition.
They say that a sign of a great cook is the ability to make a great, simple roasted chicken. Roasted chicken is a Friday night staple, a classic Sunday supper and one of the most delicious ways to prepare chicken. Did we mention it’s also really simple?
Every Jewish home has a sweet and sour meatballs recipe. For some of us, it’s scribbled down on a soiled napkin. For others, it’s in our favorite kosher cookbook. And probably for most of us, it’s not written down anywhere but instead trapped in our grandmas’ heads.
With Purim a month away — the night of March 23 (in 2016, when this was originally published) — it’s finally an acceptable time to start fantasizing about hamantaschen. These three-cornered cookies, are typically filled with jams, poppy seeds, Nutella, or chocolate ganache. But here at The Nosher, we like to get pretty creative.
With a babka renaissance in full swing, there’s no better time to ask, what is babka?
Two years ago, my husband and I went on a food tour across Istanbul, and our guide was boasting about lahmacun, Turkish-style pizza, and how we can’t leave Turkey without trying it.
If you’re like me, you will constantly ask yourself the same question every week: “What should I make for Shabbat this week?” I like changing things up from week to week but that’s not always easy to do since I get home only moments before dinnertime each Friday. When I know that it’s going to be a bit too late to make a nice Shabbat dinner, I make this go-to chicken and rice dish. It looks gorgeous, tastes incredible, comes together in no time, and you can make it all in one pan that goes straight into the oven. Could you really ask for more? Well, there is more…you can assemble this a day ahead of time and throw it in the oven when you get home. Yes, it is a Shabbat dream come true.
Carnegie Deli, the iconic New York Jewish deli across the street from Carnegie Hall, is back in action after they suddenly closed ten months ago. Its temporary closure understandably distressed fans everywhere, who feared they would never again indulge in an impossibly high tower of corned beef.