The Culinary Connoisseur

Eda-who?

  Not who, but what. Edamame are young soybeans, usually still in the pod. Because the beans are young and green when they are picked, edamame soybeans are soft and…

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Chanukah Traditions

Of course we are all going to be frying (or buying) basic jelly doughnuts and flat potato latkes — after all, it’s tradition! Over the years we have given you…

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Fried!

With our Ashkenazi heritage we are most familiar with doughnuts on Chanukah. Of course, doughnut recipes may vary from Poland to Hungary to America, but the general ingredients and methods…

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EVOO [Extra virgin olive oils]

As plants native to the Middle East and the Mediterranean, olive trees have one of the longest food histories among all known foods. In addition, olive oil was not exclusively…

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Flavors of Fall

Maple syrup, like many delicious natural products was discovered by accident. Most legends claim that Native Americans thought the liquid dripping from trees that had been cut by their tomahawks…

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What’s in Your Pot?

Once upon a time there was a single brand of cookware that every kallah bought. It was so universally popular that the very name became a household word. It featured…

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Move over Quinoa

The new kid on the block is actually an ancient grain that has made a comeback. This Italian-born grain dates back to ancient Rome. While it’s sometimes confused with barley…

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Overnight Oats

We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Start out right and you will be more likely to stick with a healthy routine. YomTov may be…

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Round and Round

Some people are under the misconception that challah baking is a time-consuming, messy job. On the contrary, with today’s heavy duty mixers, handy gadgets and easily cleaned pans, challah baking…

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Honey Do

It’s honey season! Remember when your grandmother told you to put honey in your tea to treat your cold and sore throat? Guess what, she knows what she is taking…

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Gotta Frittata

Summer Sunday mornings find many preparing brunch for a crowd. While French toast and omelets remain classic brunch fare, you may be ready for something a little different. A frittata…

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Smoke Signal

No, we are not, G-d forbid, advocating smoking, unless, of course, we’re talking barbecue smoking! Barbecue enthusiasts will tell you that the quick-cook methods most of us use on a…

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Mex It Up

Summertime grilling lends itself to a variety of exciting flavors by just changing up the seasonings and spices used in your marinade. Mexican chicken and beef dishes are easy to…

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Gourmet Grilling

  If you turn up your nose at the thought of grilling hot dogs and burgers but don’t want to be left out of the barbecue fun, we’ve got some…

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Quintessential Quiche

Need ideas for “ausfast?” Nothing is simpler or more delicious than quiche, especially when you use a homemade crust. True, ready-to-use pie crusts are convenient, but try our tender flaky…

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Pasta Pleasers

If your family is strictly “meat and potatoes,” finding dairy recipes that will satisfy may present a challenge. Many people find dairy meals to be a lot less filling than…

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Pop Tops

Artisan ice cream pops are all the rage — they are attractive, easy and tasty. For years we’ve been simply freezing juices in cups or basic ice pop molds. Nowadays,…

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Layers of Flavor

Peel away a layer and you get…more layers! Which makes onions perfect for grilling. The heat turns them sweet and brings out delicious flavor, layer after layer. Add them to…

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Let’s Pack

With many people heading up to the mountains or sending children to summer camp, this is a good time to discuss packing. Of course, we’re not offering advice on the…

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Short and Sweet

Today is National Strawberry Shortcake Day — a very good day to celebrate! What most of us refer to as strawberry shortcake is actually strawberry sponge cake — a soft…

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