Jewish Journal

Flavor versus Taste

By Hava Volterra

June 19, 2014 | 2:39 pm

I recently attended a talk at UCLA about our perception of food. At the entrance we were all given little bags of jelly beans of different flavors for what... More.

  • Fantastic Tagines - Recipe Included

    By Hava Volterra

    February 14, 2014 | 2:51 pm

    I recently traveled to Morocco – a culinary destination that had fascinated me for years - and it did not disappoint.  The food, whether at small street... More.

  • Pumpkin, Raisin, and Pinenut Sufganiot – An Italian Jewish Hanukkah Treat (Recipe Included)

    By Hava Volterra

    November 26, 2013 | 2:44 pm

    Latkes, like bagels and kugel, are one of those foods that we think of as being quintessentially Jewish, when in fact they’re probably best described as... More.

  • On Salt

    By Hava Volterra

    October 9, 2013 | 3:52 pm

    Salt is the most important spice in the kitchen, and also the most fraught.   The most important, because without it, virtually any dish will taste... More.

  • The Greatness of Cauliflower

    By Hava Volterra

    June 21, 2013 | 6:27 pm

    I recently read a comment from cookbook author Yotam Ottolenghi saying that he considers cauliflower an under-appreciated vegetable, and is focused on... More.

  • My Favorite Cookbooks

    By Hava Volterra

    May 30, 2013 | 10:29 am

    My Favorite Cookbooks

    I get my recipes from many sources - my mother, family, friends, the internet.  But my most consistent and most reliable source... More.

  • What is a Mediterranean Diet?

    By Hava Volterra

    May 9, 2013 | 6:43 am

    As someone that grew up in the Middle East, and counts herself as somewhat of an expert on Mediterranean cuisine, I’m at once thrilled, bemused, and... More.

  • On olive oil

    By Hava Volterra

    April 26, 2013 | 11:15 am

    My father, who grew up in Ancona, a small Italian port town about 200 miles south of Venice, once told about his first encounter with “other” types of... More.




Hava is the chef and owner of Hava’s Kitchen www.havaskitchen.com, an online, subscription-based home food delivery service that provides French, Italian and Mediterranean...

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