Adea’s is about to cast a spell on Salem, Massachusetts; it’s the town’s first kosher restaurant. Still in what sounds like a soft opening, Adea’s serving a very focused takeout menu of hummus, Israeli salad, Jerusalem bean soup, shakshuka, and falafel.
Alice Medrich, chocolatier, author and creator of the “American” chocolate truffle, was instrumental in bringing awareness of artisan chocolate to the United States. In 1973 she promoted the appreciation of dark chocolate, attention to cocoa percentages and awareness of quality chocolate. She opened a chocolate and dessert store in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1976 and called in Cocola. (She made up the name to sound like a child speaking French. She sold what developed into a chain of seven Cocolat stores in 1989.)
Preserved lemons take about a month to ferment, so starting the lemons now will allow you to have these beautiful, zesty, salty treats as part of your Sukkot meal. This recipe was very freely adapted from Paula Wolfert’s “Couscous and Other Good Food From Morocco”.
In discussing what foods we felt like eating (and recommending) for tonight’s presidential debate, two categories emerged: first, comfort foods, to help soothe us. Second, foods that would make good projectiles.
I’ve just made my second-ever batch of Moroccan-style preserved lemons, and I can’t believe it took me so long to learn how. The salty, citrusy, slightly spicy, sour taste is one of the backbones of the North African kitchen.