Author: Eliyahu Mintz

Ashkenazi, Parve, Sides

RECIPE: The Best Potato Kugel You’ll Ever Eat

potato kugel

Potato kugel is ubiquitous on the Shabbos table, and with good reason. Doesn’t everyone love a really good piece of potato kugel? But not every piece of potato kugel is worth the (significant) calories. Here’s one that definitely is. Is it a patchke? For sure. But just as this kugel is worth the calories, it’s …

Easy, Main courses, Parve, Technique

Baked Potatoes with Baked Beans

baked potato with baked beans

A simple baked potato, topped with baked beans to make it a complete protein, sounds amazing after all the heavy holiday fare of the past two months. These days, we are craving something without meat, something unfussy and plain. And while Britain is not known for its culinary prowess, there’s something appealing about this humble …

Ashkenazi, Desserts, Sukkot

Almond Biscotti or Mandelbrot? A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet

almond biscotti

In the run-up to Sukkot, it’s nice to bake a variety of cookies. Most cookies keep well, even at room temperature. Biscotti or Mandelbrot are pretty much the same thing and are traditionally enjoyed with a glass of tea at the end of a meal. They are also far easier to prepare than most cookies. …

Appetizers, Good for You, Rosh Hashana

Butternut Squash and Spinach Salad with Sesame and Honey Dressing

butternut squash and spinach salad

Canny cooks like to incorporate symbolic foods into salads to be served at the beginning of the Rosh Hashanah meal, such as this butternut squash and spinach salad. The symbolic foods have accompanying verses we recite at the table that play on the names of each food. In this recipe, butternut squash stands in for …