Gefilte fish is the one food most people on the planet (or at least Jewish people who know what it is) flinch at. Let's just say this fish dish is a staple that is a required taste for the brave.…This is why I love this new video of babies eating gefilte fish for the first time. As you can imagine, they don't like it so much. Some of them hated it so much, they cried and gave their plates back, as noted: You can't really blame them. Watch the entire video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rQc6Mjk92U >> Read More
My family members are, by heritage and custom, Ashkenazi, descended from Eastern European Jews. We serve potato latkes on Hanukkah and respond to every bit of good news with an excited “Mazel…tov!” I’d never really thought about the gastronomic differences between Ashkenazim and other Jews until just before Passover a few years ago, when I had a not-yet diagnosed appendicitis attack. I couldn’t stand for any length of time, let alone cook our usual seder fare. Not willing to call off the festivities or deal with… >> Read More
The other day I was shopping at the ShopRite and as I walked in, I saw men filling a large metal display with all kinds of Passover cakes, candy and specialty macaroons. It immediately brightened my…mood. There are some people that dread this holiday as the thought of cleaning the house, hosting Seders and refraining from eating bread is too much to handle. Not me. Passover holds a special place in my heart because my maiden name is Pessah, i.e. Pesach. My father’s side is originally from Spain. As history… >> Read More
In case you ever wanted the Passover story told through Beyonce gifs, today's your day. You're welcome.
(PS: Look out for our interview with the force beyond the Beyonceder Tumblr this…week!) Pharaoh's fashion may be locked down, but somehow misses the point that it's not cool to repress and enslave an entire group of people: And worse, Pharaoh ignores everyone's warnings--and mostly just doesn't care about anyone else (hi, narcissism), because he wants to stay in power: But then, when Queen Bey finds out someone's… >> Read More
Passover is almost here! It starts Monday evening, April 10, and ends Tuesday evening, April 18. If you’re attending or planning a seder, you’re probably excited to see your family and friends…who are schlepping to your house (or someone else’s)--and you know, get your kids involved in the traditions. Part of that tradition should be to wear a funny Passover shirt. Well, now you can, since I literally found the best Passover shirt ever: Darth Seder. If you're a "Star Wars" nerd, you probably don't know… >> Read More