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 assumed the last thing you needed were more recipes to think about so…why not think about how Jewish America is connected to this holiday. I invited Professor Beth S. Wenger, an expert in the field of Jewish American history to talk with me about just that. I hope  you find our conversation interesting.

I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Eating!

 

 

 

Woops…Avoiding Missteps in the Kitchen

Woops…Avoiding Missteps in the Kitchen

Guest: Chef Laura Frankel

Talking about kitchen safety isn’t the sexiest of topics but I thought it would be a great review for all of us as we embark on holiday cooking – whatever that’s going to look like this year. I always have fun chatting with Chef Laura who knows her way around the kitchen– so I thought it would be a good way to talk about the subject without getting too bogged down on boring details. Hope you find our conversation fun and helpful.

As always, wishing you Happy Eating!

 

 

What’s Cooking for YOU on Friday Night?

What’s Cooking for YOU on Friday Night?

Guest: Aliza Kline, CEO OneTable

This episode is all about Shabbat. OneTable is an amazing organization that provides resources for everything it takes to prepare your meal. Their website includes so much valuable information; recipes, ideas for meal themes, cool ways to present your meal and everything in between. And there are videos too – and new programs being developed as I write this post. OneTable is here to help us all navigate Jewish food and the meaning it can bring to each of us during this stressful time. To find out more about OneTable go to: onetable.org.

Happy Eating!

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 wonderful photos of her family and of course, lots of food pics. We talked about the holidays coming up and those just passed. She even provided me with a cheesy dinner recipe to share with all of you, called Skillet Pasta. Perfect for serving in the sukkah or anytime this fall. Total comfort food! You can find it on my site.

Wishing all of you a healthy and happy beginning to the New Year. And most of all, Happy Eating!

 

 

Will You Bee Ready for Apples and Honey?

Will You Bee Ready for Apples and Honey?

Guest: Ted Dennard

Founder, president and head beekeeper of Savannah Bee Company

I love learning about bees. I think bees are amazing and I find their life’s work nothing short of fascinating. With Rosh Hashanah coming up I finally had the perfect reason to get int touch with bee keeper, Ted Dennard from Savannah Bee Company. I had so much fun talking with Ted. He was so generous to share his bee expertise and so enthusiastic about every aspect of bees and honey that we touched on in our conversation. I hope you’ll have a chance to try some honey from Savannah Bee Company. Please do check out their website: https://savannahbee.com/rosh-hashanah/. I don’t have to tell you that honey goes well with challah, apples AND your favorite cup of tea. You might say we are going a bit overboard to experience a sweet New Year at my house this year. We decided to have a honey tasting and serve honey cake, baked and decorated by my daughter, Sara Robinson, at our Rosh Hashanah dinner.  Bee sure to check out Sara’s honey cake on instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CEPFL4-nx0_/. 

Happy New Year!

 

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 and Leahkoenig.com. Wishing all of you a very Healthy and Happy New Year. 

Happy Eating!