Jewish Holidays

Second Thoughts: From Badbad to Kushwait

March 4, 2009, by

I dunno – I just don’t know. You’d think that after 2365 years the story would be over already. Finished, old hat, dead as a doornail and utterly boring. I mean, how long can the same story keep happening, over and over again, even in up-dated versions? Yet here it is again in all its […]

Cold Cuts Knishes

March 4, 2009, by

Before I present this idea, yes, I know, cold cuts and hot dogs are not terribly healthy. They are also high in salt, fat, and other such lovely things. However, for the few times of year I use these ideas, they do have their purpose…and besides, they are only the side dish, not the main […]

Purim Seuda For a Crowd

March 4, 2009, by

Sometimes the meal on Purim is just a cozy one, of you and a few friends, maybe just family. Other times, before you know it, you have a real crowd to feed… what should you make??? I have done it before when a crowd was expected, and the best advice I can give is to […]

Purim’s Hidden Foodie Message

March 3, 2009, by

Did you know that the Purim story lasted for 13 years? 13 years in which God was hidden. Food combined with hidden spirituality is a major theme of the Purim story and it was through this the Jewish people were saved. Here are a collection of interesting insights into both food and customs and some […]

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

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