Jennifer Stempel

Jennifer Stempel is a TV development executive, who lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son. When she's not developing new TV shows, she enjoys teaching cooking classes, and blogs about her experiments in the kitchen. To read more about her culinary adventures, check out: www.TheCubanReuben.com.


Articles by Jennifer Stempel

Cuban Chicken Soup: Jewban Penicillin

I think it’s safe to say that every Jewish grandmother who has proclaimed, “You should eat more!” has a mean ...

A Uniquely Cuban, or Rather “Jewban,” Brisket

Ropa Vieja, which literally translates to “old clothes,” or as my paternal grandmother would call them, “schmatas,” is the Cuban ...

A Jewban Family Tradition: Ropa Vieja

I am often asked whether I feel more Cuban-American than Jewish, or vice versa, and it has always struck me ...

Tostones for Hanukkah

Cubans use plantain bananas the way Americans use potatoes, so swapping traditional potato latkes with savory tostones seemed like a natural choice.

Pumpkin Flan

I am a sucker for fall spices – I just love the warmth they bring to any dish. But pumpkin pie, in ...

Grilled Artichokes

For centuries, Jews throughout the Mediterranean have made good use of artichokes. Most notably, in Rome, crisp and lightly fried ...

Mojito-Scented Quinoa

Holidays are meaningful for a variety of reasons, but more often than not, because they include a gathering of family. ...