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Wasabi

June 7, 2017

Wasabi is a rare and expensive root, primarily grown in Japan. It is difficult to grow because it requires a rocky stream or riverbed. The best sushi restaurants prepare it fresh. Once wasabi is grated it loses its complex flavor in just fifteen minutes. More often than not, it is...

Rosh Hashanah

October 1, 2016

Rosh Hashanah Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year (the first day of the Jewish High Holy Days) and is also known as the Feast of Trumpets. The holiday , which is also a day of remembrance, is at once solemn and festive. Joy comes not only from trust in...

Seder Plate

April 21, 2016

This afternoon I was down in the west village and stopped into Citarella Gourmet Market on 6th Avenue. The place was packed to the gefilte fish with midday shoppers who seemed to be mostly shopping for tomorrow evening’s Passover dinner. I was surprised to see that they were selling prepared...

Yom Kippur Menu Ideas

September 13, 2013

Yom Kippur Menu Ideas Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the Jewish calendar.  Jews refrain from all food and drink, including water. It is no coincidence that the solemn day of Yom Kippur occurs in the midst of the autumn bounty, just before the most exuberant of the harvest...

Passover Menu Ideas

March 24, 2013

Passover Menu Ideas March 25 to April 2 There can be something wonderfully reassuring about sitting down to a dinner so traditional that you will know exactly what to expect.  Each family has their own traditions and favorites.  They’ve stood the test of time and families look forward to them...

Ditch The Plain Sandwich And Dial Up Taste & Health

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Ditch The Plain Sandwich And Dial Up Taste & Health If you’re tired of the same old sandwich or just want to build a healthier sandwich then try using these delicious spreads instead of mayonnaise.  Reduced Fat Greek Yogurt Avocado Olive Tapenade Beetroot Dip Tomato Relish Corn Salsa Sweet Chilli...

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