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New Jewish-Style Prepared Foods Store For Brooklyn

Food and Wine Editor
04/02/2014

My conversation with Theo Peck, owner of Peck’s, a new specialty food shop on Clinton Hill’s Myrtle Avenue, started with onion rolls. Peck, the great-grandson of the owner of the legendary kosher dairy restaurant Ratner’s, and I were reminiscing about the soft, onion-and-poppy-seed-topped rolls the now-shuttered Lower East Side restaurant served: slathered with fresh butter and eaten with a bowl of soup or in advance of a plate of cheese blintzes, they were a dream.

Peck’s opened on Myrtle Avenue in January.  Lauren Rothman/JW

An Old Story, Newly Retold

A roundup of Haggadot for this Passover season.

Staff Writer
04/01/2014

In the beginning there was the Maxwell House Haggadah, as far as many Jews were concerned. And they saw that it was good, and they kept using it, year after year, at their seders.

The Maxwell House Haggadah was as simple as flour-and-water matzah, the basic Passover staple. It offered no commentary, no explanations, no fancy art — just the Haggadah text.

The new crop of Haggadot includes modern and classical artwork, and guides to the holiday’s halachic observance.

Freedom’s Bounty

From French-inspired macarons to high-design seder plates, cool gifts for Pesach.

Culture Editor
04/01/2014

Barbara Shaw tells the entire story of Passover on this bold, Pharaoh-print cloth that might be a tea towel or a table cover ($19). Her work is designed and made in Israel; the icons are hand-printed on linen, here in brick red. Born in Australia and now living in Jerusalem, Shaw blends ancient themes and contemporary design in her original textile work.

Sol LeWitt-inspired bottle stoppers. Courtesy of Ceramica

The Empty Seat At The Seder Table

Keeping alive memories, traditions and values.

Special To The Jewish Week
04/01/2014

As a little girl, my mother took me to see “Marjorie Morningstar,” a movie about a Jewish girl, played by Natalie Wood, who wants to follow an unconventional path in the late 1950s. When Marjorie’s Uncle Sampson, played by Ed Wynn, died suddenly of a heart attack at the summer camp at which Marjorie was working, I was shocked and upset. 

A seder table. Wikimedia Commons

Passover 5774

Prime Cuts Of Beef; Chocolate Matzah Truffles; Passover Punch. Plus, New Haggadot And Cool Gifts.

04/01/2014
Passover 5774

Top Wines, 2014

The Galloping Gaul Of Kosher Wine; The Wine From A Little Town Called Hope; From Tuscany With Body; Kosher Wine Down Under And Out West

03/14/2014
Kosher Wine Guide March 2014

Top Wines $36 and over

03/17/2014
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Top Israeli Wines

03/17/2014
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Top Red Wines

03/17/2014
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Top Red Wines $25 and over

03/17/2014
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