Food


Why Breakfast Is Most Jewish Meal of the Day

By Leah Koenig

While bagels and lox deserve their title as the perfect morning combo, they’re only a fraction of the Jewish breakfast canon. This weekend, try Yemenite French toast or an Iraqi egg sandwich.Read More


Israel’s Somek Winery Is a Family Affair — With Deep Roots in the Land

By Allison Kaplan Sommer

Located on a small picturesque street is Barak Dahan’s small home. You would never know from its looks that inside is one of Israel’s most sought after wineries.Read More


New York Pop-Ups Deliver the Country's Most Exciting Jewish Fare

By Devra Ferst

Pop-up restaurants around New York City serve some of the most exciting Jewish food in the country: Iraqi soups, Persian Shabbat feasts and hummus as creamy as any in Jaffa.Read More


I Saw My Life in a Plate of Ukrainian Dumplings

By Naomi Zeveloff

Learning to prepare varenyky in Ukraine was a transformative experience for Naomi Zeveloff. That moment, and her taste for dumplings, have stuck with her for 9 years.Read More


When Rosh Hashanah Dinner Travels to China

By Rivka Friedman

Inspired by fiery Chinese food, Rivka Friedman created a recipe for this fragrant cumin-rubbed lamb shoulder with sticky sweet dates to star at Rosh Hashanah dinner table.Read More


The Next Generation of Challah

By Leah Koenig

Challah bakers are playing around with unexpected flours and seeds, and experimenting with flavors to create breads that really stand out. We round up the best of them.Read More


Our Virtual Bubbe Answers Your Rosh Hashanah Cooking Questions

By Adeena Sussman

Readers sent questions to our virtual bubbe, cookbook author Adeena Sussman. She shares her wisdom on making brisket for the first time and preparing your feast in advance.Read More


The Holiday Pour

By Sam Hiersteiner

Picking out wines to pair with holiday feasts can be tricky. We asked six experts what wines they serve for Rosh Hashanah and which classic dishes to pair them with.Read More


The New Challahs on the Block

By Anne Cohen

There are an increasing number of bakeries in New York preparing artisan challahs. Do these new bakeries on the stand up to the classics? We tested them all to find out.Read More


What Is Israeli Cuisine?

By Devra Ferst

Food editor Janna Gur and chef Michael Solomonov discuss ‘New Israeli cuisine’ and how it can be expressed through one incredible meal.Read More





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