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Delicious Podcast Episodes Celebrating
Jewish Food, Culture & History!

the-big-schmear-joan-nathanThe Big Schmear is a new bi-monthly delicious podcast celebrating Jewish food, culture and history. The Big Schmear is all about your favorite Jewish food restaurants, Jewish food cookbooks, personalities and anything Jewish foodies find interesting.

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Beth Schenker
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The Big Schmear
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Latest News:     Happy 2020!

The 100 Most Jewish Foods

Episode 48  Guest: Alana Newhouse   The 100 Most Jewish FoodsPhoto Credit: MIchelle Ishay I love the book, and I think you will too. It's full of history, stories and of course, recipes! Imagine deciding to compile a book of the 100 Most Jewish Foods! Where would...

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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...

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Flavors of Havana

Flavors of Havana

Episode 47  Guest: Cindy White       Flavors of Havana   I loved talking with Cindy about this new Bed-and-Breakfast in Havana, Cuba featuring Kosher food. What a great way to encourage Jewish tourism. And Cindy's company stateside will help plan your entire...

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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 1/2...

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Stirring the Pot

Stirring the Pot

Episode 46  Guest: Chef Laura Frankel       Stirring the Pot   ​ I couldn't think of a better way to begin 2020 on The Big Schmear than with the topic of Marijuana and Jewish food. So many states have now legalized recreational pot that it seemed a timely topic. ...

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Sephardic Journey

Sephardic Journey

Episode 45  Guest: Eugenia Moliner & Denis Azabagic     Sephardic Journey I took a bit of a jaunt off topic to introduce you to the musicians of Cavatina Duo- the theme music for The Big Schmear. i think you'll enjoy meeting them and hearing about their story...

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Introducing the Aussie Gourmet

Introducing the Aussie Gourmet

Episode 44  Guest: Naomi Nachman     Introducing the Aussie Gourmet  There is this iconic cafe in Skokie, IL. It's called Emma's and it's a favorite place for those wanting a great selection of Kosher food from bagels and lox to wraps and soups. And this is...

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Fall is for Foraging Mushrooms

Fall is for Foraging Mushrooms

Episode 42  Guest: Maxim D. Shrayer   Fall is for Foraging MushroomsAre you thinking about seasonal menus for fall? Don't forget to include mushrooms on your search. After listening to my conversation with Maxim D. Shrayer you'll find yourself hunting in your...

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Holiday Fast Food

Holiday Fast Food

Episode 41  Chef Laura Frankel Holiday Fast Food. Chef Laura Frankel and I talk about holiday food prep and planning for Yom Kippur. She shares some great ideas that will be helpful for menu selection through break-the-fast. We even get a chance to talk about...

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Salted Caramel Flan Cheesecake

Salted Caramel Flan Cheesecake 1 cup whole skinned almonds (toasted)2 tbsp granulated sugar1/2 tsp salt1 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)Flan Batter3 8-oz packages cream cheese (room temperature)14 oz sweetened condensed milk (divided)1 large egg (room temperature)5...

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Extra Crispy Passover Chicken Cutlets

  Extra Crispy Passover Chicken Cutlets 2 lbs skinless chicken breasts (cut into strips)1 cup potato starch (aprox)3 cups matzo meal1 tbsp salt1 tsp black pepper1 tbsp garlic powder1 tsp onion powder4 eggsvegetable oil for fryingsalt and pepper (to dust the chicken...

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