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Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s that wonderful time of the year! Crisp weather outdoors, orange falling leaves crunching underfoot, and indoors, the smells of roasting turkey, cinnamony...

Classic honey cake

What’s Rosh Hashana without honey cake? We loved testing out the recipes for apple cake and chocolate tart, but couldn’t imagine going into tonight with no...

…And one for the chocoholics

As mentioned in our previous posting, for this year’s Rosh Hashanah Foods section, the IJN let no bottle of cream go wasted, no sack of sugar untouched, and, of...

Sweet new year, and we mean sweet!

Apples and honey? Sure, it’s tradition, and yes, a crunchy sour apple with a dollop of honey is a winning combination, but is it a dish worthy of transmitting all...

Sicilian Cheesecake

Cheesecake, glorious cheesecake

It’s that time of year again, when butter, cream cheese, farmer’s cheese and ricotta all converge in creamy yumminess on our holiday tables. Yes,...

Chestnut Cake with Lemon Drizzle

Here’s the recipe — tried and tested — for the Chestnut Cake we mentioned about a week back. For most of you this is a recipe to try next year, by which time...

Hamantaschen!

With Purim just two days away, it’s time for that favorite three-cornered treat — hamantaschen! There’s lots of fiddly bits to hamantaschen, the worst of...

Depression cooking

There’s a saying that goes: Fast. Cheap. Good. Pick any two. The meaning is clear. You can have cheap and fast, but it won’t be good. Cheap and good, but it...

The perfect latka

Many try. Some fail. A few lucky succeed. It’s a balancing act really. Keeping the grated potatoes from browning. Finding the right amount of onion to add flavor....

Classic Jewish dishes

Two weeks and counting… Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, is arriving on the evening of September 8th. So four meals — two evening, two daytime — which means...