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Parmesan Fennel Crisps

Parmesan Fennel Crisps

Two things I love in this world are roasted vegetables and cheese — lets combine ’em up and die happy. I made these Parmesan fennel crisps recently for a side dish at dinnertime, and after we polished off two whole fennel bulbs-worth in one sitting, […]

Curating the Perfect Craft Beer List: A Certified Cicerone’s Guide

Curating the Perfect Craft Beer List: A Certified Cicerone’s Guide

Too often, when perusing a bar or restaurant’s beer menu, I shake my head and think to myself. . . This list makes absolutely no sense. You name it, I’ve seen it: months old seasonals, all objectively terrible ‘local’ beers, lists littered with fake craft beers […]

Delicious {albeit sacrilegious} Matzoh Ball Soup

Delicious {albeit sacrilegious} Matzoh Ball Soup

You may not know what matzoh ball soup is, but let me assure you that it’s basically just really, really ridiculously tasty chicken soup.

With the fluffiest dumplings.

It’s perfection.

M-Boh comes from Jewish routes, so naturally when we started dating we began learning about one another’s backgrounds. At the time, we also lived in an extremely Jewish neighborhood. My first experience with matzoh ball soup was at the famous Zaftigs Delicatessen in Brookline, MA, and I was immediately smitten. The texture of the matzoh balls was silky, fluffy; not at all what I expected when I saw the massive ball appear in my soup.

Fast forward a few years later, I started collecting lots of cook books to satisfy what had become an addictive cooking hobby. My sister gifted me this Soup book from Williams Sonoma and skimming through it, I found a matzoh ball soup recipe! It reminded me of my early twenties and I had to give it a shot. After trying the recipe a few times (as the recipe instructed) I realized doubling the recipe for the matzoh balls was necessary.

And then I did a stupid, sacrilegious, accidentally wonderful thing.

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The $3 kitchen uni-tasker I adore

The $3 kitchen uni-tasker I adore

I’m a gadget minimalist in the kitchen – thoroughly in the camp that believe a sharp knife is all you really need. However, there is one lone kitchen uni-tasker, that for approximately $3, is worth every penny to me. No, I’m not talking about a […]

Fake-out Instant “Phở” Jars

Fake-out Instant “Phở” Jars

You know you’ve done something right with your lunch when everyone that walks by oggles your food and says, “Oooo, what’s THAT?” There are a bunch of variations on these cup-o-noodle style, just add water noodle jars, like this one from Food 52, or this […]