What Are Your Top 25 Jewish Foods?

Passover Seder

I was pondering that question the other day – and realized that it’s way too hard to narrow down Jewish foods, from all corners of the earth, to just 25. Even if we limit ourselves to Israeli faves + Ashkenazi standards + Sephardi recipes, how could we get to only 25? And then, I found “25 Classic Jewish Foods Everyone Should Learn to Cook.”  Author Deena Shankar gives us a lovely list that includes much of what you’d expect – like challah, matzah ball soup, potato latkes, matzah brie, and more. But she also helps us expand our thinking to spicy shakshuka, brought to Israel by … [Read more...]

Jewish Cooking (And Reading) with Your Kids

My friend Risa doesn’t spend much time in the kitchen, but she loves to read cookbooks. When she shared this fact with her 6-year-old granddaughter, the little one – her eyes wide with surprise – asked, “Grammy, you have cookbooks?!” I’m with Risa.  Yes, I can hop online and find any kind of recipe I can think of. And I subscribe to some wonderful Jewish food blogs. On October 3, we start 8 Weeks of Hanukkah Specials. Let your friends and family know to sign up at JewishHolidaysInABox.com to get our free weekly ideas AND our weekly specials. But I l still enjoy the look and feel of a … [Read more...]