The Culinary Connoisseur

Great Granola

Granola is like a blank canvas. A simple base of oats and nuts plus a little oil and sweetener, and you’ve paved the way to dozens of variations on this…

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Bake Up a Storm

With Purim behind us, Pesach is just a flip of the calendar away. Time to finish up the baking ingredients in your pantry! Baking Bundt cakes is a quick and…

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Hamantaschen 2017

Ready to bake your hamantaschen? Poppy seed and prune lekvar? Nope! Those are soooo yesterday! Nowadays, hamantaschen have taken on a life of their own and show up in food…

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Ad D’lo Yada!

If you like the idea of serving something less alcoholic than wine at your Purim seudah but still want to maintain that Purim feeling, try sangria. Sangria is a wine…

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Log Blog

While some food trends seem to come and go, chocolate logs seem to have secured their place on the sweet table at every simchah. Always on the lookout for new…

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Bent on Babka

Of all the popular trends people are following now, the babka renaissance has got to be the most delicious! While we have been enjoying babka for generations, it has recently…

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And a Shmear

Today is National Bagel Day (in case you need a reason to indulge in this ever-popular, uniquely Jewish food that can now be found across the globe). Make some at…

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Bone Up

Bone Up One of the hottest trends in today’s culinary world is not new to us. Bone broth, the new darling of chefs everywhere, is actually good old “krefitge” chicken…

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Pickled Pink

The latest food trends run the gamut from odd new movements to old standbys. Some are extremely healthy, and others — not so much. Foodies pick the ones they like…

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Going Bowling

No, this hasn’t become a sports column. We’re talking about another fascinating food trend — bowls! While this piece of crockery has been around since the beginning of time, it…

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Mild Meat

Experts say veal actually has very little flavor — it’s all about texture. That’s why you rarely see a recipe for a simple piece of broiled or grilled veal; they…

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Slow Down

Chanukah’s gone — now what? Time to relax and take it easy for a little while! Time to catch up with friends or read that book you’ve been holding on…

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Takeh?

Cuisine has no borders. Not anymore, for sure! Take tacos, the ubiquitous Mexican dish. It now crosses land and sea to become part of every cuisine in the world. Tacos…

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Latke Line-Up

Of course you will be making traditional potato latkes at least once during the eight days of Chanukah! But when you want something a little different, you can try one…

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Tasting Tahini

  Tasting Tahini The new darling of culinary adventurists is tahini or, as we refer to it, techinah! While it’s been found for years in savory recipes and sauces, foodies…

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Things Are Popping!

While the term “jalapeño poppers” has been used since the early 1970s in Tex-Mex cuisine, it has gained a huge following in recent years as spicy foods have become more…

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Egged On

The waffle craze we discussed in our column last week leads us to talk about another popular gastronomic trend popping up all over. This one is for you protein lovers:…

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On Trend… Waffles!

  The latest food to take the limelight on the culinary stage is waffles. And they are no longer just for breakfast. As a matter of fact, waffles now show…

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Brown, Blond or Red?

No, we haven’t gone into the hair care business! This is a question of cake! Brownies have always been popular and tend to be the first choice because of the…

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Smell That Soup Cooking!

Ready or not, cooler weather is on its way. To us, the best part of cool weather is the hot soup we like to serve for dinner. Feeding your family…

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