Soup for sukkot

Yield: 6-8 servings Every time I make this soup, people ask for the recipe and simply cannot believe it’s nondairy — it’s so rich and creamy. It’s also fairly easy to make and perfect for Sukkot. Ingredients 10 medium sweet potatoes 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra 1 medium onion, diced 2 carrots, diced 2 quarts… Read More

Holiday challah, round and sweet

I’ve made challah baking a weekly tradition for more than a decade. Lately, I’ve begun experimenting with all kinds of toppings, including my specialty:  onion, garlic, sesame seeds, poppy seeds and salt (yes, an everything challah). But the loaves I make for the High Holidays are special:  simple and sweet — and filled with memories…. Read More

Heating up summer menus

The season’s rising temperatures get me so excited by the endless possibilities for healthy cooking. Below is a compilation of some classic summer comfort foods — but with my own twist. Many of the fresh vegetables I use below can be substituted with what’s in stock at your local grocery store or farmers market, so… Read More

How to design a kosher kitchen

Kosher baker Paula Shoyer, author of The New Passover Menu, takes us into her Chevy Chase home for a tour of her 308 square foot kosher kitchen that was remodeled in 2003. What makes for a well-designed kosher kitchen? Here she is in her own voice, as told to WJW reporter Josh Marks. The following… Read More

A deliciously kosher table

The Covenant Kitchen: Food and Wine for the New Jewish Table by Jeff and Jodie Morgan (Schocken Books/OU Press; New York, 2015; 272 pages; $35) For those of us who love food, love wine, seek always to expand our culinary repertoire and also keep kosher, here’s the place to look: The new and wonderful cookbook,… Read More

Silver Crust earns silver medal

The appetizing and vegetable-packed choices at the new Italian dairy kosher restaurant in the Washington Jewish Community Center were enough – but just barely – to overcome the constant view of a steady stream of people heading to and from the gym and the JCC employees hustling to move equipment in preparation for a concert in a nearby… Read More