TIP OF THE DAY: Potato Latkes, Root Vegetable Latkes

The Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah, begins tonight, and we’re having latkes. Potato latkes are a Chanukah tradition*, but they are enjoyed year-round.     THE HISTORY OF LATKES The popular potato latkes of European Jewish cuisine descend from Sicilian ricotta pancakes that appeared in the Middle Ages. They traveled north to Rome, where the…
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RECIPE: Chopped Fennel & Apple Salad

This crunchy chopped salad is a smooth transition from summer to heartier winter salads. It’s based on what we think is an under-used vegetable, fennel, which is in season from early fall to early spring. Crisp fennel and crisp apple combine with crunchy pomegranate arils, which add a festive touch. (Don’t like arils? Try this…
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RECIPE: Buttermilk Roast Chicken

We have roasted chicken on our mind. It’s close to Rosh Hashanah (September 23rd this year), and we’re thinking back to Nana’s roasted chicken. Post-Nana, our roast chicken was never as good, even if we followed the same steps. Nana must have had an understanding with chickens. Until we tried the recipe below, soaking the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Potato Latkes & Beyond

[1] Nana’s latkes, served with applesauce and sour cream (photo courtesy Melissa’s).[2] A more elegant presentation (from Anne Fruart via Vermont Creamery. [3] Mix it up: potato latkes with cauliflower from Idaho Potatoes (recipe at right). [4] Our personal heaven: latkes with smoked salmon, caviar, filled sour cream and a bit of chive (photo courtesy…
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