This kugel is too dry. This kugel is too wet. This kugel has burned noodles on top, and this one is made of (gasp!) potatoes and isn’t sweet at all.
According to my kids, there’s only one…kugel that is “just right” — and it comes from Seven Mile Market, which claims to be the largest kosher supermarket in the United States. Located at a strip mall in suburban Baltimore, Seven Mile makes a light, fluffy, absolutely delicious kugel. In fact, they make hundreds of them, all stacked in the ready-to-eat aisle,… >> Read More
A 13-year-old girl from New York made Food Network history this week when she became the first Orthodox Jew to win Chopped.
On Tuesday night's episode of the reality cooking competition, Rachel…Goldzal took home the $10,000 prize. She's the first observant Jew to win — which, by extension, also makes the preteen the first Chopped winner to keep kosher. The rules of the competition for the four middle school chefs were simple: create an appetizer, a main dish, and a dessert in three 30-minute rounds. The catch?… >> Read More
I post a lot about politics on Facebook — so much so, in fact, that I suspect that even close friends have unfollowed me. That’s OK: The state of the world is important to me, and I want to share…both the news and ways that people can get involved. And if people don’t want to hear it, that’s their choice. But I’m human, too. And there are times when I am sitting at my kitchen table just before 7 a.m., amid the detritus of abandoned child breakfasts, and I find myself thinking about stupid… >> Read More
As a parent, there are basically three things I am constantly doing: buying new shoes, picking up toys from the floor, and looking for new dinner ideas that my kids will actually eat (something other…than mac & cheese or chicken fingers). My latest discovery: meatballs. It turns out my daughters love meatballs, especially when they are a little sweet. I've been making Jewish sweet and sour meatballs for them every few weeks, but I recently decided to get inspiration from one of their other favorite food groups: dumplings. These… >> Read More
When its summertime in Tel Aviv, you walk a lot, sweat a lot, and eat a lot of fresh produce. On menus throughout the city’s chic cafes, big, bold, flavorful salads abound. They’re delicious and…satisfying but don’t leave you feeling weighed down in the summer heat. As it steams up over here in the States, we decided to challenge ourselves to cool down and eat like Israelis do: fresh, healthful dinners that — bonus! — require as little cooking as possible. So, here are five nights of meals —… >> Read More