Jewish Basics

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.

What is Harissa?

Take the mystery out of this delicious, North African condiment.

How to Make Mujaderra

Easy, vegetarian Middle Eastern comfort food that is hearty and delicious.

What is Schmaltz?

What you need to know about this beloved rendered poultry fat.

The Best Jewish Cookbooks to Give as a Wedding Gift

From fresh Israeli cuisine to classic brisket, this list covers it all.

How to Make Cheese Blintzes

Traditional crepes stuffed with sweet cheese and topped with homemade compote.

15 Ways to Use Leftover Pickle Juice

Easy ways to put that sour pickle brine to use.

VIDEO: How to Make Chicken Soup with Matzah Balls

Step-by-step directions to make chicken soup for holidays or all year.

VIDEO: How to Make Bourekas

Bourekas are a Sephardi, and more specifically Turkish, treat coming from the word borek, which means pie.

VIDEO: How to Make Cholent for Shabbat

Cooked slowly overnight, this hearty meat stew is a traditional dish for Shabbat lunch.