September 17, 2010

Yom Kippur


Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement is one of the holiest days for Jewish people. The day focuses on atonement and repentance, and those who commemorate the holiday observe it with a 25-hour period of fasting and prayer, usually in synagogue services. Although I’m not Jewish, I want to give you all some delicious recipes to chow down on after the fast is over!

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September 9, 2010

Happy Rosh Hashanah!


Rosh Hashanah is also known as the Jewish New Year. It’s today and I know tons of Jewish friends and coworkers who are taking advantage of this “day of rest.” But many, if not all of them, are definitely going to busy with dinners! Rosh Hashanah is dominated by foods including apples and honey. But there’s a whole lot more to the Jewish New Year, like the symbolic foods of pomegranate, fish head and carrots. After the jump, check out a Rosh Hashanah feast.
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March 15, 2010

Searching For The Perfect Kugel Recipe

I have a confession to make. I’m not Jewish. But I do love Jewish foods like bagels, cream cheese and matzo ball soup. I’d never attempt to make bagels at home, since we have some of the best one’s in the world right here in Chicago. Same goes for corned beef sandwiches and brisket. But I’ve yet to find the perfect kugel recipe. So this weekend I decided to give it a try with the help of my kids.

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June 2, 2009

How To Make Challah


You know what they say: practice makes perfect. That’s why when it comes to making challah, my sister in law is by far the expert. She makes fresh challah from scratch every week for Shabbat (the Friday night Sabbath) so she’s certainly had her share of experience. With her recipe for a sweet and perfectly fluffy challah dough, she showed me six different braiding techniques for making challahs and challah rolls. Now you can learn them too, after the jump!

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