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Not Your Bubbe’s Passover Chicken

The respective flavors of my parents’ mixed marriage were never more apparent than during Passover. Usually the holiday dishes of my mother’s Ashkenazi upbringing dominated the dining room table, but during Passover, my father’s Iraqi heritage reigned full-flavor. Every Passover my parents, brothers, cousins, uncles, aunts would […]

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Not Your Bubbe’s Passover Dessert: Mini Macaroon Berry Tarts

Baking for Passover is a lot like building a kitchen, that is, it can be difficult and scary if you deviate from the plan. The process requires some imagination and flexibility, and a little faith and hope can go a long way. My kitchen has been under […]

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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