Tips for an Easy Fun Purim Party

March 3, 2009, by

Purim is just around the corner, celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein sits down with Linda Gassenheimer to talk about planning your Purim menu in the Premier episode of Food Talk on Read Linda’s “Dinner in Minutes” food column from

Cunning General, Hidden Empress

March 3, 2009, by

Purim, and disguise the limit! Tradition has us featuring costumes relating to the characters named in the Megillah (The, ummm… err… extensive and quite thorough… story of Purim) as hiding the truth inside an inapt metaphor is part of the holiday theme . What’s it all about, then? We read in Dvarim:31 “…And I will […]

A Traditional Purim Feast. Brought Up to Date.

March 3, 2009, by

When Jayne Cohen and her sister returned home after their grandmother had passed away, they were determined to recreate the holiday dishes they had grown up on. But neither had ever attempted these traditional recipes. Those had been Grandma’s province. “We had never thought to copy down her recipes,” Cohen lamented. “But we shared a […]

Purim Coloring Pages

March 3, 2009, by

Color in the lines – Add color to these Purim scenes Click on the thumbnails to download the pdf             Send a Purim eCard! Learn more about Purim

Purim Party Kebabs

March 2, 2009, by

Listen to Linda’s Food Talk show on! Purim Party Kabobs for 4 or 40.- Walnut Crusted Tuna Kabobs with Onion and Pepper Rice Are you having a Purim Party or just looking for an easy weeknight dinner? These recipes fit both. Whether cooking for 4 or 40, these kebabs will please all age groups. […]

A Purim Parade of Characters

March 2, 2009, by

View Slideshow Purim is almost here. And what should I be?! Should I dress up as something from the past, or something of the future, mustard and ketchup, a clown, a princess, something just for fun? A parade of characters just in time for Purim. View Slideshow Artist’s Statement: There is nothing to be invented […]

Purim – Large Foods for Large Crowds

March 1, 2009, by

Hello, Have taken upon myself to make a Purim Seuda for 40 people BE”H. Never done that before. Any suggestions for a great seuda – things that taste great, look fantastic & take the minimum amount of time to prepare? I’d appreciate your reply. Shabbat Shalom, Rivka, a Shabbat Shalom reader What could I say, […]