Recipes

Picnic Platter

Try a chic take on the standard chips and dip with salad.

04/16/2013
Food & Wine Editor

Now that spring has found its way to New York City, grab a blanket, a basket, and a bottle of sunscreen and head out to the park for a lunchtime picnic. Bon Appétit has some great picnic recipes for a cool and casual meal.

Picnic lunches make springtime special. Fotolia.

Crazy For Israeli Couscous

Pack some springtime flavor into fluffy Israeli couscous.

04/11/2013
Food & Wine Editor

Couscous, the grain so nice they named it twice! Oy, a corny joke, but also quite accurate when it comes to Israeli couscous. As I learned from Sam Talbot on GMC Trade Secrets, Israeli couscous is smaller than ordinary couscous and therefore less granie, and quicker to cook. What’s nice about this recipe is it packs in a lot of great spices and flavors thanks to the dried coconut, pine nuts, onion, lemon and garlic. A perfect dish to welcome springtime.

Israeli couscous is a fresh, satisfying side dish. Fotolia

Shakshuka, Sabra-Style

Taglit-Birthright's online cookbook globalizes Israeli cooking.

04/05/2013
Food & Wine Editor

After returning from a trip to Israel, it's difficult to find falafel in the United States that lives up to the deliciousness of the one you had on Ben Yehudah, or anywhere in Israel for that matter. But that's all about to change.

Pita and hummus recipes featured in the cookbook.

Eat And Drink Like Mad Men

Kick it old-school with food and drink inspired by the series' return.

04/04/2013
Food & Wine Editor

"Mad Men" returns for its sixth season this Sunday, and all of the anticipation and excitement surrounding the two-hour premier may have sent you on a nostalgia trip to the good old 1960's. Fortunately, Amy J. Barry, a child of parents quite similar to the Drapers, has cooked up some delectable 1960's-inspired recipes, featured in The Day

Throw a retro party to celebrate the return of Mad Men. Istockphoto

Chip In!

Parev chocolate chips are a Passover ingredient better than the chametz version.

03/28/2013
Food & Wine Editor

Oftentimes on the final day of Passover I’m writing a list of the foods I can’t wait to eat once Passover ends, but there’s one Passover treat that I crave year-round— Oppenheimer semi-sweet chocolate chips. They’re only sold in the weeks leading up to Passover, but they taste so much better than ordinary chocolate chips, so I load up on enough to last me several months.

Oppenheimer semi-sweet chips are great year-round. Fotolia

Chip In!

Oftentimes on the final day of Passover I’m writing a list of the foods I can’t wait to eat once Passover ends, but there’s one Passover treat that I crave year-round— Oppenheimer semi-sweet chocolate chips. They’re only sold in the weeks leading up to Passover, but they taste so much better than ordinary chocolate chips, so I load up on enough to last me several months.

Oppenheimer semi-sweet chocolate chips are delicious. Fotolia.

The Matzah Ball's Rival

Take a page from the Moroccan Jewish cookbook and make these charoset truffles.

03/18/2013
Food & Wine Editor

Jews, by nature, love to debate, and when it comes to a simple how do you make charoset you won’t get one answer, but three. The Ashkenazi charoset typically consists of chopped walnuts, apples and sweet wine tossed together, while the Sephardic version is spicier and uses a variety of dried fruits and nuts. Then there’s Moroccan-truffle charoset, a version of the Sephardic charoset shaped into neat, little cinnamon-coated balls.  So, if you’re looking to spice up your charoset, Tori Avey’s blog, Shiksa in the Kitchen, has the solution.

Spicy Sephardic charoset truffle balls. Photo via theshiksa.com

A Chocolate Afikoman

Some sweet, flour-free dessert ideas that don’t contain a pinch of you know what.

03/15/2013
Special for the Jewish Week

Due to all the many food Thou Shalt Nots on Pesach, baking (for a baker like yours truly) is the hardest part of preparing for the holiday. Because, of course, without the key ingredient of flour, cookies, cakes and pies are virtually impossible to make.

Many cooks get by substituting matzah meal, basically ground-up matzah. But every year, when Passover rolls around, I set about creating and testing recipes that don’t call for one drop of it. I understand that we’re supposed to eat matzah at the seder, and I can even get behind the occasional slice slathered in butter, but matzah-flavored cake? Count me out.

So if you can’t have flour, and you can’t have its matzah-flavored substitute, you need something to give desserts body and texture: Chocolate!

Here are three recipes that are completely flour-free, and chocolate-filled. The chocolate cookies are incredibly simple and tasty, like a richer, chewier chocolate meringue. The almond chocolate cookies are buttery with just a hint of sweet, while the classic chocolate mousse is rich and creamy — the perfect end to any meal. They are also great for any gluten-free baking you want to do year round.

A chocolate fix to power you through 8 days in the desert. Fotolia.

Cooking With The Morgans

Passover lamb and dessert recipes from the Golden State kosher gurus, Jeff and Jodie Morgan.

03/15/2013
Food & Wine Editor

Jeff and Jodie Morgan, renowned kosher food and wine connoisseurs, dished to Gamliel Kronemer about their Passover braised lamb shanks and chocolate almond torte recipes.

Braised lamb shanks go great with Cabernet Sauvignon. iStockphoto.

Bubbe's Kugel Martha's Way

Give the domestic goddess' mouthwatering potato kugel gratin or 21 other Passover recipes a try.

03/14/2013
Food & Wine Editor

When it comes to hosting a knockout Passover seder, the best person to turn to for home entertaining inspiration is Martha Stewart. She has 22 delicious, elegant, and creative Passover recipes to serve at your seders and to get you through the other six days of Passover. Her tzimmes, braised brisket, and Passover popovers look scrumptious, but our favorite recipe is her potato kugel gratin, a French take on bubbe’s original. 

Martha shares her delicious passover recipes. Getty Images.
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