Gianna Palmer


The Cook Behind America's First Yiddish Cookbook

By Gianna Palmer

The Cook Behind America's First Yiddish Cookbook
Several years ago, while on a walk with his dog, John Lankenau came across a tombstone leaning against a fire hydrant on Manhattan’s East Fourth Street. Most of the writing on the tombstone was in Hebrew, but not the name: Hinda Amchanitzky.Read More


Mixing Bowl: Kosher Campus, Beet Latkes

By Gianna Palmer

Mixing Bowl: Kosher Campus, Beet Latkes
The New York Daily News broke the sad news yesterday: the last H & H Bagel shop (on West 46th St.) is now closed. Legal troubles and economic woes are to blame. Oy. [New York Daily News]Read More


Mixing Bowl: Hummus at MIT; 'Jewnese' in L.A.

By Gianna Palmer

Mixing Bowl: Hummus at MIT; 'Jewnese' in L.A.
MIT hosted its annual hummus taste-off for the fifth year in a row. It being MIT, the event featured math and science competitions involving chickpeas. [Boston.com]Read More


Eldridge Street Shul Recalls Founding

By Gianna Palmer

Eldridge Street Shul Recalls Founding
The Eldridge Street Synagogue held a reenactment of its founding 125 years ago. There was klezmer music, Yiddish acting and a celebration of its role in Jewish life. Read More


Mixing Bowl: Homemade Hummus, Turkey Challah

By Gianna Palmer

Mixing Bowl: Homemade Hummus, Turkey Challah
MyJewishLearning.com has served up a new Jewish food blog, A recent post features a Jewish takes on Thanksgiving food in the form of a turkey shaped challah. Festive. [The Nosher]Read More



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