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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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Mamaleh’s Chopped Liver

Mamaleh's Chopped Liver 1 lb chicken livers1/3 lb carmelized onions (a little burnt is OK!)3 hard boiled eggs2.5 oz Hellman's Mayonnaisesalt & pepper (to taste) Clean livers, always making sure to keep them cold. Toss with schmaltz (or canola oil) and...

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More on Dough with Challah Hub

More on Dough with Challah Hub

Episode 33  Guest: Sarah Klegman of Challah Hub More on Dough with Challah Hub I had a great time talking with Sarah Klegman, co-founder of Challah Hub. This is another virtual challah story taking place in Los Angeles. Sarah and I talked a lot about challah and about...

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Mexican Jewish Flavors: Masa Madre

Mexican Jewish Flavors: Masa Madre

Episode 32  Tamar Fasja Unikel & Elena Vazquez     Mexican Jewish Flavors: Masa Madre It's all about a very cool virtual bakery in Chicago's PIlson neighborhood. The story starts with two college friends from Mexico City that discover they both like to...

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Alicia’s Mexican Za’atar

Alicia's Mexican Za'atar 1 Tbsp Dried Oregano1 Tsp Anise seed1 Tbsp Dried hibiscus flower (crushed)1 Tbsp Coriander seeds1 Tbsp Cumin seeds2 Tbsp Sesame seeds1 Tsp Kosher salt1/4 tsp Lemon salt Toast the coriander and cumin seeds in a 300º for about 5-8...

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Challah

It seems like a simple recipe but there's so much Jewish history and love behind it. This particular Challah recipe was given to my guest, Dr. Beth Ricanati by a good friend of hers many years ago in a class at the JCC on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Please enjoy...

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What’s in Your Kitchen in 2019?

What’s in Your Kitchen in 2019?

Episode 30   Guest: Shannon Sarna What's in Your Kitchen in 2019?  Happy 2019 one and all! It's been awhile since my last new episode. In the interim I decided to branch out a bit and take the opportunity to talk with many more guests located all over the...

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Chef Zachary Engel Part 2

Chef Zachary Engel Part 2

Episode 29  Guest: Chef Zachary Engel Chef Zachary Engel Part 2 Chef Zach joins me in Part 2 to talk about his new restaurant endeavor in Chicago - building Galit, his first restaurant from the bottom up. The goal: to bring fine dining, as in Israeli Cuisine to...

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In a Jam?

In a Jam?

Episode 23   Guest: Emily Paster In a Jam? Emily has been such a fun guest. In this next episode she talks with me in more detail about making preserves and then she shares the story of her other food projects -the food swap and her very excellent food blog. The...

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It’s 5 PM Someplace, Right?

It’s 5 PM Someplace, Right?

Episode 20   Guest: Sonat Birnecker Hart It's 5 PM Someplace, Right? I had a super time talking with President of Koval Distillery, Sonat Birnecker Hart. I've known about Koval Distillery and Sonat for probably close to 8 years and I've had fun watching the...

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Talking BBQ with Milt’s BBQ for the Perplexed

Talking BBQ with Milt’s BBQ for the Perplexed

Episode 19 Guest: Milt's Owner Jeff Aeder and Chef Bryan Gryka Talking BBQ with Milt's BBQ for the Perplexed It's MILT's and here I am in the very secret interview room along with Milt's owner Jeff Aeder (center) and Chef Bryan Gryka (right). We had a great time...

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Passover with Chef Laura Frankel

Passover with Chef Laura Frankel

Episode 18   Guest: Chef Laura Frankel Passover with Chef Laura Frankel We all start talking about and planning for Passover months before the holiday is even close. it's the most celebrated of all Jewish holidays and there are lots of plans that have to be made,...

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The Knish Wars

The Knish Wars

Episode 17   Guest: Joanne Oppenheim The Knish Wars It's my first ever interview with a children's book author. And not just any children's book author...she's the author of a children's book called: The Knish War on Rivington Street. How could I pass up the...

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Fun Times with Gil Hovav Part 2

Fun Times with Gil Hovav Part 2

Episode 16   Guest: Gil Hovav Fun Times with Gil Hovav Part 2 Gil Hovav is back for Part 2. He's a guy who seems to have a never ending supply of energy and creative ideas. He writes cookbooks, but not your ordinary cookbooks. And he develops shows for...

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