Plated Roasted Garlic Caprese Latkes

Roasted Garlic Caprese Latkes

Perfect for a Jewish Italian family celebrating Hanukkah, or for anyone who loves a good caprese salad

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How Cooking Made Me Feel at Home in Judaism

After converting to Judaism, Marcia finds she needs to learn the food language before she feels at home.

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Roasted Tomato Soup with Ricotta Matzo Balls

A delicious Italian twist on matzo ball soup

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Israeli Orzo Salad with Pesto Dressing

Salad is an interesting dish, but we often think of it in its humblest form: the side salad with a few leaves of lettuce and maybe a few add-ons soaked in dressing. In reality though, salad can be a hundred different dishes. There are salads with grains, salads with noodles, salads that are grilled, salads topped with steak […]

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Sweet Summer Kugel Bites

For summer, we are taking inspiration from the layers of an Italian lasagna as well as the sweetness of kugel. Lasagna is of course a classic Italian dish. Its creamy, rich filling is a perfect comfort food for the chilly days of fall and winter. In Jewish kitchens, noodle kugel (Lokshen Kugel) makes an appearance […]

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Blending Holiday Decorations and a New Life Together

In a million years, I never would have imagined that I would someday marry the sweet, funny, curly-haired freshman I met at a house party at Penn State 10 years ago. Yet, here we are. Paul and I were friendly acquaintances at Penn State, but not much more. Despite our shared love of bad television and […]

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How Marranos, Conversos, and Crypto Jews Celebrate Passover in Italy

A brief history of Jewish communities in southern Italy and their Passover customs/traditions.

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Celebrating Shabbat at an Italian Summer Camp

A mother’s view of her daughters experience at a camp in Italy, and how the staff handled diversity, inclusion and arranged to let her kids celebrate Shabbat.

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Pizza, Noodles and Latkes

Personal narrative from a Jewish woman who is raising her Chinese daughters Jewish with her Italian-Catholic husband.

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My Holidays!

Personal narrative?about a Jew-by-choice who, after 10 years, feels Jewish enough to modify her family’s? holiday celebrations to incorporate recipes and music that feel right for her.

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