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Cake-a-rama

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 Last week, in honor of our tenth anniversary Hub and I decided to throw a dessert party on Saturday after services. I gave myself the goal of 12 cakes in 3 days. I ended up with 11 and a batch of cookies. To me, those three sugar […]

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Sambusaks: An Iraqi-Jewish Tradition for Purim

Sambusaks

Hamantaschen have been granted an exalted culinary status in Jewish cuisine—of which I’m not sure they are worthy. They are an overrated yet underachieving holiday cookie whose main claim to fame is their triangular form. Perhaps I am being too hard on the hamantaschen, but this is only […]

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Glossary

Bissel (bis-sul)Yiddish: A bit, a little.
B'Tayavon (be-teya-von) Hebrew: Bon Appetit! Enjoy (in reference to a meal/dish)
Faux-sher Food (fo-shure) Rachelese: Kosher food in disguise. The minute Judy bit into the krab kake she was a fauxsher food fan.
Taim (tay-yim) Hebrew: yummy, delicious
Zetz (zets) Yiddish: smack