Jewish Basics

The History of Pickles in America

This humble Jewish snack has a deep history.

Why You Should Be Rendering Your Own Schmaltz

This simple Jewish staple is easy to make and packs a punch.

What Is An Egg Bagel?

An American classic explained.

The Bagel You Need to Dip, Not Schmear

If you've never heard of a Jerusalem-style bagel, get ready to fall in love.

How to Make Perfect Matzah Balls Every Time

All the expert tips you need for the fail-proof matzah balls.

Homemade Kreplach That Are Actually Worth the Work

Channel your inner bubbe and make some Jewish dumplings.

Pastrami vs. Corned Beef: What’s the Difference and Which Reigns Supreme?

These classic Jewish deli meats have important, though subtle, differences.

The Difference Between Halvah and Tahini

A guide to two tasty Middle Eastern sesame products.

The Easiest Jewish Comfort Food of My Childhood

The Eastern European answer to boxed mac and cheese — and so much tastier!

Never Make These Classic Mistakes with Chicken Soup

We, the Jewish people, have some strong feelings about chicken soup.

The Secret to the Best Lox

Learn how to select the perfect smoked salmon.