Jewish Basics

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.

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.