Food

Blue Crinkle Cookies Recipe for Chanukah

By RACHEL KOR 

(The Nosher via JTA) — In many homes, there is a tradition to bake Chanukah cookies this time of year. Whether it’s the sugar and butter mixing in the mixer, the blue and white sprinkles, or the festive menorah cookie cutters, there is something about cookie baking...
Continue Reading ⇒

Humble Moroccan doughnut is Israel’s Chanukah staple

By ANDREW TOBIN

TEL AVIV (JTA) – The sufganiyah is the plump, shining star of Chanukah in Israel.

During the holiday season, the famed jelly doughnut poses in the windows of cafés and bakeries across the country. It sparkles with oil and sugar, and shows just enough filling to keep...
Continue Reading ⇒

Chabad, Hadassah to host Challah Bake 200 tonight

Chabad Lubavitch of Louisiana and the Greater New Orleans Chapter of  Hadassah will be hosting a challah bake-off titled Mega Challah Bake 200 tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7:00 p.m.

The event will be held at Gates of Prayer, 4000 West Esplanade Avenue in Metairie.

Two hundred women...
Continue Reading ⇒

Israeli wines produced in West Bank removed from Canadian stores

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) has ordered stores in the province to remove Israeli wines manufactured at two wineries of the West Bank from their shelves as they are labeled “Product of Israel” and not marked as “Product of the West Bank.”

According to a letter obtained by B’nai Brith...
Continue Reading ⇒

How to Make Labne Ice Cream

By SHANNON SARNA

(The Nosher via JTA) — Labne lovers rejoice — you can now enjoy you favorite yogurt dip as a dessert. If you love tangy, tart frozen yogurt, you are going to love this easy frozen dessert topped with tahini, silan (date honey), regular honey and/or crumbled halvah.

This...
Continue Reading ⇒

Compost Cookie Hamantaschen Recipe

By SHANNON SARNA

(Nosher via JTA) — If you’ve never made compost cookies, but you love desserts that are a little salty and a little sweet, this cookie (and hamantaschen) are for you. Do a quick Google search for “compost cookie” and you will come up with dozens of recipes. But...
Continue Reading ⇒

Michael Solomonov’s Turkish Coffee Ice Cream

By SHANNON SARNA (The Nosher via JTA) — I have long been a fan of chef Michael Solomonov, the Philadelphia-based, James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurant entrepreneur who is probably best known for his Israeli restaurant Zahav. In what is part memoir and part cookbook, Solomonov and his business partner and co-author Steven Cook,...
Continue Reading ⇒

Meet the young Jewish chef who made vegan food tasty — long before Beyonce made it cool

By LUCY COHEN BLATTER

NEW YORK (JTA) — There’s a buzzy new eatery on the corner of Bleecker and MacDougal streets in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. The restaurant, by CHLOE, is garnering consistently good reviews and attracting slews of young, hip diners. Recently it even hosted the launch of a lingerie-line...
Continue Reading ⇒

Chocolate Cranberry Challah Rolls with Citrus Sugar

By SHANNON SARNA

It’s almost Rosh Hashanah and so by my clock time for another sweet challah recipe for the New Year. And one of the easiest ways to make a sweet, crowd-pleasing challah is to add chocolate chips, of course.

Chocolate chip challah on its own is delicious and...
Continue Reading ⇒

Forget the agonizing, here’s an easy and elegant Rosh Hashanah menu

By SHANNON SARNA

NEW YORK (JTA) — We love to kvetch about how early or late Rosh Hashanah falls — as if we have any control or say when the holidays will appear. But this year, the Jewish New Year falls on the early side for us Americans, right after...
Continue Reading ⇒