If I were wondering the dessert for forty years, I’d want pickled eggs. And since vinegar changes the egg without the egg losing all it’s glory, it seems a good symbol to add to my Passover Seder.
My favorite part of creating a cuisine for a fictional world is how it pushes Alan and me to create something new from something familiar. And for… Read more “Cocoa Coffee Braised Brisket”
What are Hamantaschen? The short answer: they’re triangular-shaped, stuffed cookies. The long answer: they are the traditional dessert for Purim, one of the lesser known and most… Read more “Gluten-free Almond Chocolate Chip Hamantaschen”
The Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat began last night. While it’s a minor holiday, it’s one I can’t help but love. It’s the new year for trees;… Read more “Tu B’Shevat—a Tree Hugging Holiday”
Chanukah is about oil, and what better way to celebrate it than by frying food in oil! This year my family made this gluten-free fritter for the holiday, which was inspired by my fantasy world of Awan.
Autumn is a time rife with Jewish holidays beginning with Rosh Hashanah, the spiritual new year, and ending with Simchat Torah, the holiday marking the completion of… Read more “Gluten-free Red Wine Honey Cake”
Flowers have finally begun to replace the snow of winter (or rain here in the northwest), and the days are getting longer. Now it’s time to celebrate… Read more “Coconut Sponge Cake”
I once came across a book that claimed Thanksgiving was a Christian holiday. This struck me since I had always considered it a secular celebration, so I… Read more “Sukkot—The Jewish Thanksgiving?”
Thanksgivukkah is the name people have given this year’s rare event: the first day of Chanukah falls on Thanksgiving. It’s so rare that the last time it… Read more “Thanksgiving, Chanukah, and Thanksgivukkah—oy”