Turns out there’s hope for the president’s bagel predicament.
Holidays come early to Breads Bakery, which is offering its festive challah (above) and other Rosh Hashanah items starting Friday.
My interview with President Obama was as serious as you’d expect of a man who is professorially cerebral and gravitates toward long, thoughtful answers to complicated policy questions. Iran, Israel, domestic politics — all were on the agenda when I met with him in the Oval Office last Friday.
Here’s the thing about baked apples: They are kind of a terrible dessert. While certainly delicious, the homey, Jewish grandmother-approved confection lacks a certain gravitas needed to convince very full people to make room for a few bites of something more. They just can’t compete with a lineup of pies, cookies and cake.
There’s nothing like crunching into a kosher dill pickle in the heat of the summer. If you’re a pickle fan, you probably know which local deli has the best ones and which restaurant routinely sets a bowl of them on the table, even before you’ve even ordered. But have you ever made your own?