Food & Dining

Saying happy birthday to the trees

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  Tu B’Shevat marks the beginning of spring in Israel. The season of pelting rains has reached its peak and the previously parched desert terrain...

New Year’s Eve tiny plates party

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With New Year’s around the corner, here’s some small-plate party inspiration from Estee Kafra’s gorgeous new kosher cookbook. Kafra has assembled the best of...

Fried dough, a Chanukah delight

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It’s hard to imagine Chanukah without doughnuts of some kind, from fresh, jelly-filled sufganiyot dusted with sugar to the seemingly infinite variety of other...

‘Doughnutastic’

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Nov. 27 is erev Chanukah and the next day is Thanksgivukkah, which means it’s time to start feasting. Treats that are sure to be...

Latkes take on special flavors this year

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The great holiday convergence of Chanukah and Thanksgiving has thrown wide open the possibilities for latkes. For many, sweet potato latkes have become quite popular...

Fried turkey and Thanksgivukkah

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I think Thanksgivukkah was designed for Jews in the South. After all, who knows better how to combine oil and food than Southerners. They...

Israeli, Palestinian chefs speak at Sixth & I

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Superstar Israeli and Palestinian chefs and cookbook authors Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi spoke to a sold-out house at the Sixth & I Historic...

New location for Siena’s

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The kosher dairy restaurant Siena’s has moved to 12303 Twinbrook Parkway in Rockville. Formerly located on Woodglen Drive near Whole Foods, the 12-year-old Italian and...

For the love of avocados – and other veggies

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Traveling from her home in Northern Calif., Mollie Katzen, 62, kicked off her 12th cookbook, The Heart of the Plate (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) in...

Thank the Jews for these foods

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Let’s face it. No one really thinks about the origins of the food they eat. If I’m hungry for pizza, I’ll simply order pizza...