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  • For Yom Haatzmaut, Israel literally takes the cake

    May 5, 2014 | 4:30 pm

    My family’s tradition of baking birthday cakes for Yom Haatzmaut started innocently enough.

    On our first Israeli Independence Day as Israelis, in 2001, my husband and I wanted the kids to really appreciate the concept of the birth of the State of Israel. They were young, and we...

  • How To Stuff Your Face and Stay Thin Over the Holidays

    By Elana Horwich

    December 18, 2013 | 9:00 am

    Eat only celery! Just kidding. Like that’s an option. People who give that kind of advice clearly could never be good in bed.

    We warm-blooded people are all going to eat a lot…as this is a time to relax, be with loved ones and stuff our happy faces.

    I often talk about how food...

  • Taking a modern approach to Passover desserts

    April 5, 2011 | 6:09 pm

    At Passover, because tradition rules, I’m willing to bet that, at most seder tables, undistinguished sponge and honey cake, coconut macaroons and probably some dried fruits cooked into a compote are trotted out at meal’s end, met with no discernable oohs and aahs of rapture from...

  • RECIPE: Flourless Chocolate and Pistachio Cake

    March 25, 2009 | 7:01 pm

    For the full article, click here.

    Flourless Chocolateand Pistachio Cake

    by Barry Sayag, Tatti Boulangerie, Givatayim

    (from “The Book of New Israeli Food”)

    Ingredients (for 1 loaf pan)

    2 eggs

    2 egg yolks

    1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar

    1 1/2 cups pistachio nuts, coarsely...

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  • Israel’s Melting Pot Is on The Stove, in the Oven

    By  Orit Arfa

    March 25, 2009 | 6:45 pm

    Just want the recipe? Click here.

    As the melting pot of the Jewish people, Israel has produced a melting pot of Jewish and world cuisines. Through historical narratives, vibrant illustrations of local eateries and practical recipes, Janna Gur’s recent “The Book of New Israeli...

  • L.A. bakers suggest ways to make picking your cake a little sweeter

    By Elyse Glickman

    August 15, 2008 | 6:31 pm

    In Los Angeles, with today's foodie culture in full tilt, there is no "one-size-fits-all" option when it comes to choosing a bakery to create the perfect wedding cake. And since it is the bride who usually makes the cake decisions, she'll soon realize that it can be as complex as...
  • Sweet somethings for that special day

    By Elyse Glickman

    August 15, 2008 | 6:16 pm

    While the image of a wedding cake at the center of a reception table is iconic, many couples and their guests will admit they are not exactly "layer cake" kinds of people. For this reason, having a sweet table is a must, not just alongside a cake but sometimes instead of one.

    "I am...

  • Fourth Bar Mitzvah No Piece of Cake

    By Jane Ulman

    August 11, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "Fourth bar mitzvah. This must be easy for you," my friend Maureen says.

    "I'm a loon," I answer.

    "But you've already done this three times."

    "Doesn't matter."

    It doesn't matter, because I still have to make sure that Danny learns his eight aliyot and his haftarah, writes his d'var...

  • Winning the Great Sponge Cake Battle

    By Judy Bart Kancigor

    April 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    It’s that time again. With Pesach here, it’s time for my annual wrestling match with my nemesis, the dreaded sponge cake.

    Aunt Estelle was famous for her mile-high sponge cakes. Years ago she sent me her recipe, outlining every step in exquisite detail. Yet every time I try it,...
  • Chocolate Cake

    By Lisa J. Solomon

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The 3-by-5 file cards are yellowed with age, carefully covered in Saran Wrap and taped in the back. On the top right corner, the name Judy H; on the next line: Chocolate Yeast Kuchen, followed by the not overly detailed recipe written in small black letters explaining how to make one...

  • Thou Shalt Eat Pound Cake

    By Lisa J. Solomon

    May 20, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    My sister Wendy gives parties -- small ones for her family of five, large ones for her international mix of friends, in her kitchen, buffet style, around her swimming pool with fajitas and margaritas, or grilling marinated chicken and hot dogs at her neighborhood clubhouse. So when I...

  • Let Them Eat Cake

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Birthday parties. Bat mitzvahs. Weddings. Anniversaries. While so much of daily life in Israel has changed -- or stopped -- due to the security situation, life does go on: children celebrate birthdays, teenagers become b'nei mitzvah and couples marry.

    In these bitter times in Israel,...