With Rosh Hashanah just a few days away, many Jewish families are making sure they’re stocked up on sweet red wine, a traditional way of symbolically asking for a “sweet” new year.
This High Holiday season more than most, the unspoken agreement among many families to avoid potentially explosive topics such as politics seems more sound than ever. So what’s a family to talk about?
This is the fourth in a series of oolumns by Jamie Geller exclusively for the Forward.
The cup idea comes from my husband’s best friend Adam’s mom, Geanie (what a mouthful). Hubby remembers going to their house on Saturday nights and raiding the fridge for these cups. The best part about them is that every piece is a crusty corner piece, so nobody has to fight over that coveted crunch.
It’s 8 a.m. and dinner is ready! Oh poor you, you worked so hard! Nah … you slept like a baby knowing that dinner was cooking itself while you slumbered. Low oven temp and a long slow cook session ensures that this brisket is tender and not dried out. Be sure to use a whole brisket with fat on it, or a second-cut brisket (also known as the deckel). This will guarantee a moist, juicy, and savory end result. A first cut brisket will just be stringy.