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Joan Nathan talks about French Jewish Cooking Nov. 11

It’s not that long until Hanukkah. Are you trying to think of something to cook instead of those same old latkes? Maybe some inspiration from Joan Nathan, the high priestess (or high maven) of Jewish cooking in America, is in order. Come hear Nathan talk about the Jewish cooking of France Nov. 11. She will [...]

Haroset Recipe: The Diaspora Approach for Passover

This haroset recipe combines ingredients from Jewish communities around the world, some thriving, some near extinction.  Chef Renee’s haroset draws from several Jewish cultures—from Indian as well as from Ashkenazi and Sephardic culinary traditions. Why is this night different from every other night? Because this haroset celebrates Jewish multiculturalism. Diaspora Haroset Serves 8 Preheat oven [...]

Upper West Side: Kosher Restaurant My Most Favorite Food Opens in Time for Passover

It seems strange that it’s taken until now for longtime kosher eatery My Most Favorite Food to set up an outpost on the Upper West Side. Regardless, the restaurant will be throwing open its doors March 25 at 247 W. 72nd Street just in time for Passover. The eatery is counting on Upper West Siders [...]

New Passover Cookbook Nominated for James Beard Award

Jewish Holiday Cooking: A Treasury of Classics and Improvisations, by Jayne Cohen, was just nominated for a James Beard Award. Jane also offers table setting, wine and other seder tips in an article now appearing on Epicurious.

Zabar’s and JCC Team for Passover Cooking Event

For those of you for whom Passover means dull, flourless cooking, fear not. Zabar’s and the Jewish Community Center on Amsterdam Avenue are teaming up to offer a Passover cooking demo and tasting March 29. The event will feature The JCC in Manhattan’s Chef Instructor and Cookbook Author, Jennifer Abadi, who will be at Zabar’s [...]