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Katherine Romanow

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Katherine Romanow

Katherine Romanow is a graduate student in Montreal who is lucky enough to have been able to convince people to let her study two things that she is truly passionate about, namely food and Judaism. When she is not reading or writing about Judaism, food and women, she can usually be found cooking or baking up a storm in the kitchen and then sitting down to share this food with family and friends. Katherine is continually inspired by the voices of the Jewish women she encounters in the cookbooks she reads as well as those in her everyday life, and strives to bring these voices along with feminism into the kitchen with her.

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Chocolate

Eating Jewish: The Jewish story of chocolate

Valentine's Day is not a Jewish holiday. These days it's a secular holiday associated with flowers, candy hearts, and, best of all, chocolate.

Topics: Food, Recipes
Almond Cookies

Eating Jewish: Recipes for a meaningful Tu B'Shvat

It may seem a little contradictory to celebrate the New Year for trees in North America during the winter, and yet it offers a reminder of the renewal that will soon come with spring (although it may seem far away!).

Aloo Gobi Latkes

Eating Jewish: Aloo Gobi Latkes

It’s that time of year again when food blogs and websites are filled with recipes for latkes and other fried delicacies for Hanukkah, and kitchens (along with the cooks!) begin to smell of all things deep fried. As my thoughts turned to the latkes I was going to make for Eating Jewish, I knew I wanted to do something different.

Bialys

Eating Jewish: Bialys

I have an affinity for baked goods, both savory and sweet, that runs deep.

Topics: Food, Recipes
Hadassah Everyday Cookbook by Leah Koenig

The Hadassah Everyday Cookbook: A great addition to your cookbook collection

Due to the proliferation of food blogs and cooking websites with thousands of recipes at our fingertips, some folks question the need for cookbooks at all. I am not one of them.

Topics: Food, Non-Fiction
Cabbage Strudel

Eating Jewish: Savory cabbage strudel

As far as underrated vegetables go, cabbage is near the top of the list. People generally don't rhapsodize over cabbage like they do for fresh sweet corn or a juicy red tomato.

Topics: Food, Recipes, Sukkot
Iraqi Almond Milk

Eating Jewish: Breaking fast with Iraqi almond milk

For most of us, the break fast meal following Yom Kippur evokes images of bagels and cream cheese, coffee cake, blintzes and noodle kugel.

Sephardic fish with tomato sauce

Eating Jewish: Get ready to fast with Sephardic fish in tomato sauce

Even before Rosh Hashanah was over this year, my mind turned to what I should make for Yom Kippur.

Rosh Hashanah Chicken with Cinnamon and Apples from Metz

Eating Jewish: Rosh Hashanah Chicken with Cinnamon and Apples from Metz

Apples are a central component on Rosh Hashanah tables, from the honey dipped apples eaten at the beginning of the evening meal in the hope that they will help bring about a good and sweet new year, to the apple cake eaten at the end of a meal. Thinking about all the apple-eating that happens on this holiday, I couldn’t help but notice that more often than not apples are used in the dishes that grace the dessert table. However, while flipping through Joan Nathan’s latest cookbook Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous (I think this is definitely one of my favorite cookbooks at the moment) my assumptions about apples and desserts were dispelled when I saw the recipe for Rosh Hashanah Chicken with Cinnamon and Apples from Metz. I got extremely excited about this dish and I knew that I had to make it seeing as apples don’t often make it into the savory dishes that I cook.

Apple Granita

Eating Jewish: Apple cake - New twists on an old classic

Feasting is a central component to the celebrations of many, if not most, of the holidays on the Jewish calendar.

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