Celebrating Modern Jewish Living Through Food, Tradition, and Family
This no-fail recipe for perfect sweet potatoes turn out crisp and delicious latkes every time. Make sure to make a double batch–they are addicting!
The Backstory: Our perfect sweet potato latkes (or latkas, if you are an East[…]-READ-MORE>
No matter how fancy or casual your party, the fun doesn’t start without homemade pigs in a blanket–a traditional fan favorite!
The Backstory: Let’s be honest with each other: no matter how fancy the shindig or how high-end the […]-READ-MORE>
Blini with smoked salmon are elegant appetizers that hit on all fronts: salty, creamy, and perfect two bite noshes.
The Backstory: I first went to The Russian Tea Room in 1999. I was 35 years old and as a born and bred New Yor[…]-READ-MORE>
Sweet carrots, almonds, nutmeg and vanilla create autumn-inspired carrot latkes that are just too good be true!
The Backstory: I don’t know where I got this Carrot Latke recipe. All I know is that any kind of latkes has to be […]-READ-MORE>
Traditional potato latkes are golden, crispy, and truly delicious, This recipe is foolproof and makes perfect latkes every time!
The Backstory: What would Hanukkah be without a heaping platter of traditional potato latkes? I, […]-READ-MORE>
Ptcha is an acquired taste, but this delicious recipe is definitely a wonderful taste of the old country.
The Backstory: So what is this crazy-sounding Jewish dish that will surely test your “ch” pronunciation skills?? Ptcha i[…]-READ-MORE>
Jazz up store-bought chopped pickled herring with this simple recipe in just a few minutes for a delicious side or lunch.
The Backstory: I am sure chopped pickled herring has been around since man first walked the earth, found[…]-READ-MORE>
This layered gefilte fish torte is an elegant take on the old classic. It’s easy to make and tastes as good as it looks.
The Backstory: There are hundreds of variations of this classic, Jewish first course but this layered gef[…]-READ-MORE>
Sweet fresh fruit kebabs and a creamy dip make for a fun, fresh and delicious party appetizer.
The Backstory: Fruit plates, fruit platters and fruit bowls have come a long, long way since our grandmothers scooped out half a wa[…]-READ-MORE>
Fried kreplach are crispy, delicious, and completely addictive! Consider these Jewish pot stickers…you won’t be able to stop at one!
The Backstory: Everyone knows kreplach as those delicious soft dumplings that can be foun[…]-READ-MORE>
Smoked salmon and caviar toasts are a delectable, elegant appetizer that will wow your guests and are easy to make. What more could you ask for?
The Backstory: The first time I had caviar was at famed The Russian Tea Room in t[…]-READ-MORE>
Tender and slightly chewy, these easy kasha kreplach are just perfect for soups or for serving as an appetizer with a tangy dip.
The Backstory: I have to admit that I’ve never had kasha kreplach in my entire life (bad Jew, I k[…]-READ-MORE>