How to Roast Hen of the Woods Mushrooms
April 2, 2017 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

I’ll be the first to confess that elaborate mushrooms scare me a bit. The otherworldliness of enokis, the meatiness of King Trumpet stalks, the sponge-like texture of Lion’s Manes.
But I’ve been served Hen of the …

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Gluten-Free Jewish Holiday Hits
September 14, 2009 – 6:20 pm | One Comment
Gluten-Free Jewish Holiday Hits

The Jewish New Year, called Rosh Hashannah, starts this Friday evening, September 18.  It’s traditional to eat apples and honey in order to set the mood for a sweet new year, but every family seems …

Not your mama’s (Gluten-free) Matzoh Balls
March 29, 2009 – 4:52 pm | 41 Comments
Not your mama’s (Gluten-free) Matzoh Balls


Nothing says Passover like matzoh ball soup, the original Jewish comfort food. Feeling under the weather? Have some matzoh ball soup.  Depressed?  Have some matzoh ball soup. Homesick? Defrost some of mom’s matzoh ball soup. …

Green bagels have finally met their Matcha
March 15, 2009 – 7:43 pm | 2 Comments
Green bagels have finally met their Matcha

We’re approaching St. Patrick’s Day, the day of the year that all of New York’s bagel shops color their dough green to help people start off their mornings in the spirit of the day.  People …

Spin doctors make over prunes in time for a holiday favorite
March 9, 2009 – 8:20 pm | 2 Comments
Spin doctors make over prunes in time for a holiday favorite

Has anyone noticed that prunes have disappeared from the supermarket?
They’ve been replaced by “dried plums,” thanks to the clever efforts of some marketing gurus working for the California Prun…er, I mean ‘Dried Plum’ trade association.  …