I never grew up with the taste of cardamom, a spice far more common in Middle Eastern cooking. But a few years ago I tasted a cardamom iced coffee from Hampton Chutney Co in New York and I fell in love immediately. Each summer I looked forward to indulging in a sweet, spiced cardamom iced coffee on hot summer days, and sometimes I even make my own by steeping a few pods in a freshly brewed cup of coffee or espresso.
Babka is back and better than ever. Seriously, babka has become the dessert du jour for Jews and non-Jews alike in America and we want you to be able to make this beloved sweet treat at home.
Ugh, it’s hot. And the last thing you want to do is patchke around in a hot kitchen prepping Shabbat dinner, right? We sympathize, and so we scoured the Internet and asked some of our favorite fellow food friends for the best no-cook recipes you can make for Shabbat this summer (or really anytime you need to throw together dinner).
If it’s tough to imagine a summer BBQ without pasta salad, why not make one that’s loaded with nutrients and can handle the heat of a perfect summer day? Nix the mayo and dairy and consider tahini and roasted red peppers as a base for a nutty pasta salad dressing.
There are so many great food ‘grammers out there, but where to start? Here are some of the Instagram accounts that inspire us here at The Nosher. Some are the personal accounts of talented Jewish chefs, offering a behind-the-scenes look into some of the greatest kitchens in the country. Others here are purely for fun–there’s Hot Dudes Eating Hummus, and a collection of the most over-the-top bagel sandwiches we’ve ever seen.
You know those people who get sick of eating French fries or potatoes? Yeah, I am not one of them. And I especially love tater tots. I don’t know what it is about them that gets me so excited, but it’s like an addiction. I should also say, I equally love high end homemade tots and the plain old frozen ones from Trader Joe’s. They are crunchy, creamy, crispy and cute. And I can’t get enough.
If you stuff your falafel sandwich with pickled turnips and cucumbers, what’s stopping you from adding something pickled to your falafel batter?
In thinking about “Jewish” desserts, certain dishes immediately come to mind:
Were your bagel eyes bigger than your stomach? Before you toss those tough and overly chewy stale bagels, try repurposing them with one of our recipes below.