I’ll admit it: I have never been served breakfast in bed. My husband has cooked breakfast for me while I’m still in bed (pretending to still be asleep so I don’t spoil his surprise — honestly, who can stay sleeping with the smell of coffee and pancakes wafting into the room?). But as someone prone to clumsiness and spills, I have always preferred to eat my breakfast with my tush squarely on a chair and two feet planted on the floor. Perhaps for that reason, until recently, I had never made breakfast in bed for someone else either.
Israeli-born Maayan Zilberman has made a career of smashing expectations.
Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine has a bit of a meat problem: In short, there is just too much of it on the table. There was a time when dairy and meat held more equal footing in Eastern European-American culinary consciousness, and Jewish dairy restaurants like Ratner’s were as popular as their meat-heavy cousin, the delicatessen.