What Is Israeli Cuisine? This New Movie Tries to Find Out

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering, “What is Israeli cuisine, really?” you’ve probably come to the conclusion that the answer is pretty complicated. Director Roger Sherman found himself wondering the same thing when he went to Israel for the first time in 2010. There, according to his film’s website, he found a cuisine that he calls “one of the most dynamic in the world,” full of “Moroccan, Persian, Lebanese, French, Italian, and Russian – Jewish, Arab, Palestinian, Christian, and Druze, kosher and non-kosher, secular and religious” influences that are all worth exploring.

Posted on March 23, 2017

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Where to Get The Best Hamantaschen in NYC

Three years ago, I set out after work every night of the week before Purim to find the best hamantaschen in New York City. I tasted my way through the Upper East and West Sides, all the way to the Lower East Side, Williamsburg, and Midwood, Brooklyn, and I never once got sick of these delicious, poppyseed-filled cookies (my favorite!). This year, there are some new contenders in town who bring innovative, new-school approaches to these three-sided treats.

Posted on March 1, 2017

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Ina Garten’s 7 Best Jewish Recipes

Ina Garten’s birthday is today, and we can’t think of any better way to celebrate our favorite celebrity chef than by cooking some of her classic Jewish recipes. No TV personality and cookbook writer has a more fun-loving, yet expert-graceful approach as Ina, whose books (Cooking For Jeffrey and Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust, to name a few)  are infused with as many practical cooking tips as touching anecdotes.

Posted on February 2, 2017

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