Posts Tagged: Shabbat Results 36
It happened again last week. The food at my Shabbat table, which was, in fact, the co-star of the evening (alongside energetic and intelligent conversation) was given only passing mention by the people who ate and enjoyed it. Ha! Little did they know how wrong they were to disregard it.
This is the first in a series of essays submitted by our readers about their personal Shabbat experiences. Shabbat — the gatherings, the traditions and rituals, the food — is observed in such a wide variety of ways and we’re interested to read your recollections and stories. They might be about a particularly delicious dinner or dish (or a particularly awful one); a funny or challenging cooking or dining situation — it’s up to you. Click here to submit your essay. (Please put “Shabbat story” in the subject line.)
Leave it to the 21st-century scions of a venerated 103-year-old smoked fish emporium to figure out how to serve a restaurant brunch on Saturday mornings to Sabbath-observant Jews — and anyone who can’t stand late-morning lines.
On a recent morning, I met Naama Shefi for breakfast at Zucker Bakery, a petite Jewish café and bakery in New York’s East Village. Shefi is the founder of the Jewish Food Society, a new project dedicated to preserving and revitalizing Jewish food traditions. And Zucker, which is owned by an Israeli pastry chef and serves date jam rugelach and chocolate babka, among other sweets, has become for her both a satellite office and a home away from home.