If there is a reigning queen of Jewish cookbooks, it is Joan Nathan, whose new book, ‘King Solomon’s Table,’ includes this majestic purim treat.
On a trip to France, Joan Nathan learned a trick for making the best tart: if you bake the tart with no sugar over the fruit, you won’t get a soggy crust.
Last week, news of Sam Sifton, the New York Times Restaurant Critic being promoted to the National Editor of the Gray Lady, shook the culinary world. Sifton, 45, served one of the shorter stints as restaurant critic at the Times but had gained a following toward the end of his tenure. He infused his articles with culture, history, erudition, and lots of humor. He also helped put Brooklyn on the culinary map, much to the chagrin of longtime Vogue critic Jeffrey Steingarten.
The first time I went to my mother-in-law’s apartment in the Bronx, she brought out her famous apple cake to be served with tea at the end of our Shabbat meal. To this day, my husband Allan continues to choose this simple, nostalgic taste of his childhood over any other fancy dessert I prepare.