How to Make Chopped Liver

Chopped liver is a staple on holiday tables during Passover and Rosh Hashanah, as well as served up deliciously at Jewish delis across the country. It is a beloved, old-world dish born out of the desire to use every part of the animal – even the livers. And so its origins are quite humble. Still, the result of the livers with fried onions, oil or schmaltz and either eggs or vegetables is a super rich spread fit for a king. (Also, it’s really quite easy to make!)

Posted on March 22, 2017

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Chicken Fricassee Recipe: A Classic Jewish Favorite

Some experts say that food isn’t love, but I disagree. The glorious memories I have of my mother’s chicken fricassee have everything to do with love. This dish of hers was beyond delicious, it showed she cared. We were brought up to believe that the wings were the best, most precious part of the chicken and here was this wonderful meal, basically all chicken wings. It couldn’t get better than that.

Posted on January 19, 2017

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Roasted Goose Recipe: A Hanukkah Tradition From the Middle Ages

I realize that latkes and donuts are iconic foods for Hanukkah, but in my family the holiday wouldn’t be right without our annual goose dinner. It’s the meal we start talking about on Thanksgiving and look forward to for weeks: a big, fat, roasted goose, amber-colored, crispy-skinned, with succulent, richly flavored dark-ish meat, served with braised red cabbage and crusty chunks of potato fried in goose fat and sweet wine-infused gravy.

Posted on December 12, 2016

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Chocolate Chip Mandel Bread Recipe

I was the only person in Miss Duckler’s kindergarten class without a sibling. I had wished so long for a sister. But I had also wished on a star for a Baby Alive doll, and that never came true. So when my Aunt Jeannie picked me up from school and shared the birth of my sister April, I couldn’t really believe it. I started cheering, and skipping in circles. “I have a sister, I have a sister!”

Posted on November 7, 2016

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