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  • The Pastry That Got Away

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    September 9, 2015 | 1:00 am

    It is not enough to say that I love pastry. I adore good pastry. I enjoy going into bakeries just to admire the pastry. The flaky dough, the promise of sweetness, the touch of butter on the tongue. Every piece of pastry is a packet of joy just waiting to be absorbed.

    For some...

  • Sfratti: An Italian-Jewish Rosh Hashanah Dessert from “Little Jerusalem” in Tuscany [Recipe]

    By Elana Horwich

    August 30, 2013 | 9:00 am

    Welcome to Pitigliano. An enclave of a Tuscan town, it was built up on a hill, like the rest of them, as protection not only from medieval warlords, but also from medieval malaria. Mosquitoes don’t like altitude as much as they like moisture, and hence the peasants who tended to...

  • New York’s magnolia bakery brings sweet smell of (kosher) success to L.A. [VIDEO]

    By Carin Davis

    November 30, 2010 | 7:30 pm

    Watch videoblogger Orit Arfa taste test Magnolia’s cupcakes against another kosher bakery. See video below

    Craving a kosher cupcake? Magnolia Bakery is cooking up the cure. Now open at 8389 W. Third St.,  this chic New York transplant looks to quickly become part of the Los Angeles...

  • Chanukah menu dishes up a travelogue of treats

    By Judy Zeidler

    November 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Just back from Italy, I was inspired by the foods served at our favorite restaurants. My Chanukah menu this year is a travelogue of those culinary experiences.

    We devote Chanukah to our children and grandchildren, and many of the dishes are easy to prepare and perfect for the whole...
  • Getting Stuffed on Sukkot

    By Linda Morel

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "Have you ever noticed how plump autumn foods are?" asked my 9-year-old daughter two decades ago as we passed a sukkah, a leafy hut, locked behind the gate of a Manhattan synagogue.

    "You mean the peppers, pumpkins, eggplants, apples and squash?" I said, staring at a farmers market...