Prof. Shaul Stampfer had set out to research what bagels and falafel mean to Jews. But what he discovered on the way surprised him – and goes to the heart of Israeli-Palestinian identity politics.
Cookbooks make fantastic Hanukkah presents for the die-hard foodies, armchair chefs and aspiring gourmets in your life. To help you navigate the unusually crowded field of Jewish cookbooks that came out in 2015, we offer this roundup of our favorites. (For lack of a better organizational system, the list goes in chronological order of when the books came out, more or less).
As the author of “The Brisket Book: A Love Story With Recipes,” I was anointed “The Brisket Queen” on Twitter by Julia Moskin of The New York Times. A passionate brisket cook, eater and chronicler, and a keen observer of the brisket zeitgeist, I need no crystal ball to predict brisket’s future: Brisket is going small — in a big way.
The coleslaw adds welcome crunch and bright flavor to this mini brisket sandwich. Many supermarkets carry slider buns — and if you can find little brioche or potato rolls, all the better.
Slows Bar B Q’s chef and pitmaster, Brian Perrone, recommends barbecued brisket over braised for this recipe, but says that “braised will work, too. I just wouldn’t go with a brisket braised in red wine.” Beer-braised brisket worked well when the Forward tested these tacos. We also decided to make a miniature version, perfect for holiday hors d’oeuvres, by using a 3-inch round cookie cutter to make the tortillas smaller.