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Review and Recipe: Melissa Clark’s In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite-and Her Break-the-Fast Salmon

I rarely cook from cookbooks, but I love to read them. Still, I might change my mind about preparing meals from recipe books after reading Melissa Clark’s In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite. Leafing through Clark’s accounts of her successes and near-misses is like having your best friend in the kitchen—except this best friend [...]

Yom Kippur Break-the-Fast Recipe: The Best Noodle Kugel

If you’re a fan of the type of noodle kugel that can serve as a ship’s ballast, stop reading. If, on the other hand, you crave a noodle pudding that’s light and airy—dare I say, almost souffle-like—then read on.  Here’s my post for Reba’s Noodle Pudding from last year. Seriously, it’s the best you’ll ever [...]

Upper West Side: Zabar’s Jumps the High Holidays Gun

Who can think of shtetl food like brisket and stuffed cabage when it’s 110 degrees in the shade?  But for Zabar’s, the venerable Jewish food emporium on Broadway, it’s apparently not too early to begin urging you to plan your New Year’s or Yom Kippur Break Fast menu.  So if cooking is not your thing [...]