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Perfect Roast Chicken Dinner @ysilver

How To Make A Perfect Roast Chicken Dinner

September 23, 2014 | 4 Comments

I love roasted chicken.  My wife enjoys the thighs and legs, I enjoy the chicken breast, and we can happily dine on a chicken dinner with all the trimmings and a bottle of Chardonnay.  Overcook...

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Kosher Top Of Rib Roast Recipe

Top Of Rib Roast Recipe

September 7, 2014 | 4 Comments

September is here, which means the annual marathon of Jewish holidays is just around the corner.  All over the world, Jewish cooks are planning menus and working out who to invite over for which celebratory...

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Baked-Cod-with-Hash

Baked Cod with Sweet Pepper Hash

September 4, 2014 | 2 Comments

Where are you from?  For many, that’s a pretty simple question.  If you’re anything like me and have held more than a dozen “permanent” addresses before the age of 30, you’ll stumble to find the...

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Quinoa Majadra Recipe - This American Bite

Quinoa Majadra & Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway

June 23, 2014 | 40 Comments

If you want to experience the real Israeli dining experience, find a shippudiah.  These restaurants, named for the array of grilled meats they serve on skewers (shippudim) aren’t looking to cater to tourists and their...

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I’ve been experimenting much less in the kitchen since our baby girl was born last month. We had the pleasure of friends sending us home cooked meals for a couple of weeks, then we ate...

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Zucchini stuffed with tomato sauce, fried onions and topped with vegan cheese

Zucchini Pizza Boats

May 19, 2014 | 7 Comments

Two things told me it’s spring.  More and more of you are visiting my asparagus, garlic and preserved lemons recipe and there are beautiful, plump zucchini at the farmer’s market and grocery store.  When I see...

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Moroccan Lamb Tagine

Moroccan Lamb Tajine

May 5, 2014 | 2 Comments

October 2009.  After a whirlwind summer in the States, we returned to Israel and found ourselves living in a beautiful Jerusalem apartment.  We were four or five months away from becoming first time parents and...

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About a decade ago, I dated someone for a very short time.  Less than a month, in fact.  During that short period, two moments stick out in my mind.  The first is this Hungarian Pasta...

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