Ethel Hofman
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Lag B’Omer (which falls this year on Sunday, May 26) has been extra special for me — I was married on that day, and my wedding anniversaries were always celebrated with a backyard family … more
It’s the American Jewish classic that goes way beyond Sunday-morning breakfasts with the whole mishpacha . Lox and bagels with a schmear of cream cheese has become a universal staple for … more
Purim, which begins at motzei Shabbat on March 23, is rooted in Jewish survival in the Persian Empire, thanks to the bravery and Jewish pride of Mordechai and Esther. … more
Dining at the Milky Way was an experience — kosher food with zip and a dash of ethnicity served up in a cozy atmosphere where family photos and Leah’s paintings lined the walls. It … more
Thick, aromatic and brimming with good taste, soup is the perfect food in cold weather. Each spoonful warms and comforts like nothing else. Besides chicken soup — the panacea for what ails you … more
The majesty of afternoon tea. No need to shell out megabucks in a fancy hotel for this refined pastime. Tea time is one of the simplest ways to entertain. It can be casual or swanky, and the guest … more
It’s tradition! The Jewish holiday of Chanukah means latkes and sufganiyot — lots of them, crisp, hot, and hopefully not too oily — to help celebrate the victory of Judah Maccabee … more
Avocados, plantains, pumpkins, breadfruit, coconut oil … put these foods and flavors on your table! Are there really Jews who live full-time on the Cayman Islands? Why was I surprised … more
Sukkot is akin to a Jewish Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving in America, no matter religion or background, families and friends come together to celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Mass., … more
Rosh Hashana, which begins this Friday evening, is one of my favorite holidays, with meals steeped in tradition and symbolism. Childhood memories of sweet, finger-licking ingredients such as … more
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