Ask a mildly well-informed epicure, edition #1

I got some fan mail this week.

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Courtesy gardening.sheknows.com

By “fan mail,” I mean the following query:

Dear Kosher Epicurean,

My wife won’t eat eggplant, the national vegetable of Israel! What can I do to trick her into liking it? 
 
Chatziliciously yours,
Starving in the Holy Land
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The “Underground” isn’t so underground anymore…

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Credit to maltastar.com

It takes me quite a while to work my way through the various publications we get in the mail, but when they are food related I dedicate myself to the task and persist until I have devoured every last word. The recent food issue of the New Yorker, which was delightful from cover to cover, featured a piece on the rise of the underground supper club. Those who know me will know this is an issue quite close to my heartContinue reading

Lazy Sunday Brunch- With a Twist

Hello there!

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ImageHow was your weekend? Mine was quite lovely. We had an old friend in town for the weekend, which always call for a great brunch. Because of the kosher rules that prohibit the mixing of milk and meat, I almost always opt for a dairy brunch – cheesy omelets, buttery pancakes (well actually buttermilk pancakes- always buttermilk! But that’s a story for a different time), coffee with cream, you get the idea.  Continue reading

And with this, we are off!

Hi Friends!

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(Totally bowled over by the cote de beouf at Moise in Jerusalem)

This blog is inspired by my love of food and drink. When I started keeping kosher about 8 years ago, I had already been lucky enough to travel quite a bit. I dined (and a bit of wined, even though I wasn’t quite the right age – shhh) in mainstays of the New York restaurant scene and in Alsatian hole-in-the-walls. I tasted pate in France and biltong in South Africa. Continue reading