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Eating Jewish: Shavuot isn't all about cheese

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Eggplant with Greek Yogurt Sauce
Lemon Lavender Yogurt Cake

It's about yogurt, too!

Passover recipe roundup

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Quajado
Artichoke Pesto with Matzah
Coconut Matzah Brei

Tonight marks the fourth night of Passover, and you’re probably running low on leftovers from the first two nights’ seders (if you had any to begin with). Fear not!

Eating Jewish: Artichoke pesto with matzah

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Artichoke Pesto with Matzah

Reading through my copy of the Encyclopedia of Jewish Food by Gil Marks, I learned that artichokes are a common feature on the Passover tables of Italians and other Sephardim, since they u

Passover Postage: Sending matzah to China

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United States Postal Service

Two things I don’t understand about the US Postal Service: Why it’s the workers, not customers, who go “postal.” Secondly, how it could be in trouble when it has me

Eating Jewish: Coconut Matzah Brei

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Coconut Matzah Brei

I’m going to let you in on a little secret of mine: I actually like those tinned coconut macaroons that come out for Passover each year.

Eating Jewish: Fava bean soup (Bessara)

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Fava Bean Soup (Bessara)

I pride myself on constantly using and experimenting with a variety of ingredients when I cook. However, fava beans were one of those things that hadn’t made it into my culinary repertoire.

Eating Jewish: Not your bubbe’s compote

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Wine-stewed prunes with Mascarpone Cheese

You're probably thinking that prunes don’t belong in the same sentence as dessert, let alone anywhere near the sweet finish of a meal.

Eating Jewish: Quajado for Passover

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Quajado

Passover cooking is certainly defined by the dietary restriction of abstaining from chametz, or leavened grain.

Eating Jewish: Espinacas con Garbanzos (Spinach and Chickpeas)

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Espinacas con Garbanzos (Spinach and Chickpeas)

Hamantaschen are the signature food of Purim, and I definitely look forward to this time of year knowing that I’ll get to eat my fill of those delicious cookies.

Cookie cleavage: How much is too much?

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I took these pictures last Purim to illustrate a little-discussed aspect of the aspect of hamantashen baking: Cookie cleavage.

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