What is Caraway and How Do You Use It?

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You probably recognize caraway seeds from rye bread. I remember eating pumpernickel bread as a child at my grandparents’ house and loving the anise-like sweet taste of the seeds in it. Later, I learned that many countries use caraway to add these complex notes to their dishes. (Just don’t confuse caraway with Persian sajira or black cumin, these two have a similar appearance but stronger cumin notes).

Posted on October 26, 2016

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5 Best Old School Jewish Delis in the US

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Jewish delis have played a huge role in shaping American Jewish food, delivering pastrami sandwiches, knishes, matzah ball soup, and latkes to the table for at least 100 years. Delis are not just about the food — they serve up Yiddish culture (knish, kugel, kishke, kasha varnishkes), and history with every briny bite.

Posted on October 21, 2016

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Scrumptious Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe


If you are looking for a light, healthy appetizer to brighten your Sukkot table, this sweet potato hummus is bursting with flavor. Because of its high protein and fiber content, it will help control your appetite and mood. My 450-pound ad man dad named it the caviar of hummus — exclaiming that it was almost illegal for something so nutritious to be this delicious. “All the ‘gusto’ without all the Jewish guilt,” my dad complimented,  paraphrasing his award-winning slogan for Schlitz Beer and my 11-year-old, culinary skills. 

Posted on October 19, 2016

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