Jewish Holidays

Lots Of Latkes: Our 10 Favorite Hanukkah Recipes

Are you ready for the festival of fried?
Dec 15, 2014 12:00 pm
Hanukkah recipes

Latkes. It's that time of year, and you know you want them. Whether you take yours with sour cream, applesauce or, well, something a little fancier, we've got 10 prime Hanukkah recipes for you, from those crisp potato patties that just won't quit to smoky beef borscht, meatballs and stuffed eggplant, make this food-friendly holiday anything but light.

 

6 Chefs On Updating Jewish Holiday Classics With Pomegranate, Cardamom And Dashi

With Michael Solomonov, Ivan Orkin, Einat Admony
Sep 24, 2014 9:00 am

There are few stronger ties to any religious upbringing than that of holiday food. Recipes are handed down over generations, often spanning continents. But just as religion is constantly updated along with culture, classic holiday dishes deserve a makeover. We asked top Jewish chefs around the United States about the holiday dishes they grew up eating, and to share how they’ve transformed them as well as advice for home cooks seeking inspiration as another season of brisket and kugel is upon us.

13 Reasons Jewish Food Is On Our Minds

Keepin' it Kosh, making latkes, getting gefilte
Dec 3, 2013 4:30 pm

We're in the throes of celebrating Jewish food and all it implies — the cured, smoked meats and fish, the hearty soups and artful use of organ meats and the incredible breads and pastries. Here are 13 stories that totally justify our deli binges, knish hunts and cookbook splurges, but really, the cuisine speaks for itself. Before Hannukah's over, let's get into it.

Sweet & Sour Cabbage Soup With Dill Recipe

Jewish soul food soup is full of flavor, seasonings
Sep 4, 2013 3:00 pm

Rosh Hashanah starts today at sundown and lasts until Friday, and we're super-excited to nosh on some of our favorite Jewish dishes to celebrate the new year. We borrowed a recipe for sweet and sour cabbage soup from cookbook author and executive chef of New England Soup Factory, Marjorie Druker. 

Fluffy Chopped Liver Recipe

A favorite appetizer for the Jewish holidays
Sep 3, 2013 11:00 am

Rosh Hashanah starts tomorrow at sundown and lasts until Friday, and we're super-excited to nosh on some of our favorite Jewish dishes to celebrate the new year. We borrowed a recipe for chopped chicken liver from cookbook author and executive chef of New England Soup Factory, Marjorie Druker. 

Animal Chef Jon Shook: The Passover Interview

His great aunt's matzo-stuffed veal breast is bomb
Mar 21, 2013 12:01 pm

Jon Shook is one-half of the duo behind Los Angeles restaurants Animal and Son of a Gun, as well as forthcoming Ludo Lefebvre collab Trois Mec. Jon is a great guy. Jon is also a great Jew too, which lead us to a conversation about his Passover plans on the eve of the birth of his child with actress Shiri Appleby.  

Classic Latkes Recipe

Crispy, golden brown latkes in time for Hanukkah
Dec 6, 2012 12:01 pm
Photo: Michael Harlan Turkell

Those of us who grew up in a Jewish family undoubtedly remember a mother, aunt or in‑law serving soggy gray potato pancakes for Hanukkah. Not crispy, not golden, undercooked in the middle. The key to making great latkes actually rests in the potato starch, which must be squeezed out during prep and added back later. Read on for the recipe.

Gefilte Fish, Without The Jar, Jelly And General Unpleasantness

NYC’s Gefilteria sells one quality good loaf
Sep 17, 2012 12:01 pm

There are wonderful Jewish culinary traditions like golden fried latkes and dipping crisp apples in honey. And, of course, there’s baby’s first wine buzz after sneaking a glass of Mogen David after Friday night services. Then there’s gefilte, an Ashkenazi recipe that unites ground pike or white fish, matzo meal and fried onions into a jelly-like ball of jarred terribleness. Here's the good stuff from Brooklyn-based Gefilteria.

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