Cookin’

Back on the Horse

pressing pause on this blog did not come about on purpose – it got snubbed… because life. and work and stuff-like-that.  now, i have decided to jump back on said horse, and begin cooking again both for myself and because it’s no fun keeping a blog about cooking when you aren’t finding the time to cook. this salad […]

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The Earl of Sandwich

It is said that the 4th Earl of Sandwich, John Montague, invented the modern-day sandwich when he requested his meat be placed between two pieces of bread during a card game. Thereby, allowing this British statesman to partake in his meal whilst not affecting the fluidity of the game. Seeing such a brilliant move led […]

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camper’s delight

Heeeeeey everybody! Long time, eh? I promise that my absence from blogging, (hate that word), has not been in vain. I have been busy (read: lazy). I mean…neglectful. What’s the word for it? Eatingoutinsteadofcooking. Not to mention that when I am hungry the only thing that I’ve felt like eating is peanut butter and jelly. […]

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Couscous Lessons from Toni!

I am pleased to announce that I am now a couscous maker! What a feeling, something I had been striving to accomplish since the first time I tasted fresh couscous and realized what an incredible food it is. Like many things that have been made for so many generations and across so many countries; couscous […]

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The Morning After Pill or Thanksgiving Leftovers (2.0)

Thanksgiving is decidedly my favorite meal of the year – my favorite holiday of the year, and the best glimpse I can offer my Israeli friends into our world of strange American traditions. As with most things ‘American’, the holiday is defined by overindulgent gluttony, coupled with some quality time with family, and maybe a […]

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Soup Dumplings are Fun!

It’s easy to imagine my life in New York.  Although I’ve made Tel Aviv my home for over 4 years now, my life in NY feels like it’s merely a blink away.  Blink my eyes and I am standing in the subway station in Carroll Gardens waiting for the F, (or running to the G. […]

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Plantains in the Membrane

Ever since I was little I can remember hating that the sun would go down before I was done playing outside. This was never more true than at the end of summer. Unlike those epic mid-summer evenings that seemed to carry on forever and ever — the early onset of fall meant that basketball games […]

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Scallion Pancake Heaven

Hazzah, the holiday season is upon us!  The jewish holiday season, that is… September is dotted with so many Jewish holidays it is impressive anyone gets anything done at all. For some it is a time for deep reflection, but for most it is a time for eating. That’s right.  Pure, unadulterated gigundo meals of […]

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A Poem for Pasta

Pasta, oh pasta, you slippery food. A deceivingly simple, carbohydrate-filled dude. Ever since I was young, you were my morning noon and night Now as an adult I try to eat light. (yeah right!) But there comes a time when all that you’re craving, Is a sweet bowl of pasta without sweating or slaving I […]

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Sweet and Savory Galettes

Pick a plum, pick a peach, pick a bowl.  Grab some grapes, pick tomatoes that you like, find some herbs (if you please). Retrieve some butter, get out the flour, find your salt, grab the sugar.  Shmush the butter with your fingertips, slice the fruit, lemon squeeze what needs.   Roll out some dough, schmear […]

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