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The Everything Spice for Everyone

The Everything Spice for Everyone

Guest: Chef Laura Frankel Need to spice up  your meals? Here's an easy fix that can be used as your new basic 'everything spice' to change up, well everything: fish, chicken, french toast...it's limitless and so easy. And we have some recipes to share too. Let's close...

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Beth Schenker, Host & Executive Producer

 

The Big Schmear conversations are with prominent chefs, restaurant owners, home cooks and experts talking about their passion for Jewish food.

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Our Episodes

Jews & Thanksgiving

Jews & Thanksgiving

Guest: Dr. Beth S. Wenger I decided to push the envelope a bit on this Thanksgiving holiday episode. I knew everyone would be stressed with holiday plans, menus and figuring out ways to celebrate the holiday despite all the compromises to put in place to be safe. I...

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Jewhungry

Jewhungry

Guest: Whitney Fisch We are in the midst of fall and Jewish holidays; my favorite time of year. I loved having a conversation with Whitney Fisch - she's all about Jewish food and family. Whitney has a great instagram account that you can follow, it always has lots of...

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A New Year, a New Beginning

A New Year, a New Beginning

Guest: Leah Koenig It was a treat to spend time with cookbook author Leah Koenig to talk about Rosh Hashanah meals and prep for this very different Rosh Hashana. Leah will even share a great roast chicken recipe with us. You can find out more about Leah @leahkoenig...

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The Great Big Jewish Food Fest!

The Great Big Jewish Food Fest!

Guest: Lisa Colton, Co-Executive Producer                 The Great Big Jewish Food Fest It's March, the start of the pandemic in the U.S. with lock-downs in most all major cities.  Food and preparing meals for yourself, your family and those in your bubble become a...

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Our Latest Recipes

Spicing it up with The Everything Spice

Spicing it up with The Everything Spice

  The Everything Spice + Everything Crackers 1/4 cup poppy seeds1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds (toast seeds in a dry pan over medium heat)2 tbsp dried garlic flakes (not garlic salt)2 tbsp dried onion flakes (not onion salt)1 tbsp coarse sea salt1 tsp crushed chili...

No Guilt Gelt

No Guilt Gelt

No Guilt Gelt 2 oz Potato Vodka.5 oz Chocolate Liqueur.5 oz Coffee LiqueurSugar, whipped cream, chocolate coin (for garnish) Wet rim of coupe glass and roll in sugar to coat. Add liquid ingredients and ice to cocktail shaker. Shake well. Strain into sugared glass. Add...

Skillet Veggie Pasta

Skillet Veggie Pasta

Skillet Veggie Pasta 2 cups uncooked penne or corkscrew pasta1 cup frozen broccoli1 cup frozen sliced mushrooms3 tbsps olive oil3 cloves garlic (finely diced)1 sm yellow onion (chopped)1 jar marinara sauce2 cups mozzarella cheese (shredded)1/2 tsp Maldon salt1 tsp...

Roast Chicken with Thyme and Honey  PLUS Leah’s Apple Schalet

Roast Chicken with Thyme and Honey PLUS Leah’s Apple Schalet

Thank you to LA Times for Recipe Photos Roast Chicken with Thyme and Honey 3 Parsnips - medium size (peeled, halved lengthwise and cut into 1-inch pieces)3 Carrots - medium size (peeled, halved lengthwise and cut into 1-inch pieces)2 Onions - small (each cut into 8...

A Little Taste of Heaven

A Little Taste of Heaven

  A Little Taste of Heaven 1.5 oz Heaven's Door (or your best bourbon)3.0 oz Tart Cherry Juice1 Lime Wedge Lime Seltzer (optional)1 Lime Wheel Mix Bourbon and Tart Cherry Juice in a rocks glass over your biggest ice cube. Squeeze in Lime Wedge; discard. Top...

Ukranian Chicken Liver Pie

Ukranian Chicken Liver Pie

​Ukrainian Chicken Liver Pie (Pechinkoviy Tort) Photo Credit: Max Avdeev INGREDIENTS 1 lb. chicken livers, cleaned and rinsed 1 medium Onion 4 large eggs 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. corn or sunflower oil, plus more for greasing 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, sifted 2 tsp. kosher...

Black and White Cookies

Black and White Cookies

Black and White Cookies For the Cookies1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour1/2 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp salt1 tsp pure vanilla extract1/4 cup whole milk1 tsp fresh lemon juice6 tbsp unsalted butter (room temperature)1/2 cup granulated sugar1 large egg (room...

Cholent

Cholent

  Cholent 3 large red potatoes1/2 lb. white malanga1/2 lb. yuca2 onions (chopped)2 1/2 lbs beef brisket (cut into chunks)1 cup dried beans (white beans, pinto, chickpeas, red beans)1/2 cup kasha3 whole garlic cloves28 oz can crushed tomatoes1/2 tsp black pepper1...