Sunday, June 7, 2015

Star & Shamrock; A Jewish Deli & An Irish Tavern

I was having a blast while shooting at Star and Shamrock on H St. for my gig at the Jewish Food Experience. This time it's Corned Beef, Cabbage and Knishes; Six pointed Stars + Four-leaf clovers = one tasty combination. The owners are the nicest and kindest bunch. Read about the trio here and their unique Irish Tavern meets a Jewish Deli on H St. Enjoy the photo journal in my post and click the related links at the bottom. If you head over to Star and Shamrock for a rueben and a pint, say hi for me to these great fellows.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Gluten Free Quark & Sour Cream Baked Cheesecake

Shavuot, the holiday that marks the giving of the Torah (The Pentateuch) on Mt. Sinai, has come and gone, and I hadn't made the traditional cheesecake to celebrate the occasion until a week later. Truth be told the holiday is rather unremarkable. As soon as I "utter" the word "unremarkable," I choke on my words when I remember my post from last year No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake about Shavuot. A year ago I wrote about an unorthodox practice during Shavuot which includes my mom's mischievous behavior and its origin.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

DC Eats & Food: My Lunches with Jeanne: Maketto

Not often do we say, "this is a great addition to the DC food scene," but with the much anticipated opening of Maketto, we can safely say so. Maketto instantly became (yes already) an iconic DC establishment and it's barely opened. Together with Busboys and Poets, Meskerem that is now gone, Ben's Chili Bowl and Pho 75 (among others), the new millennial Maketto will quickly become quintessential DC just like its older counterparts.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Poppy Seed Lemon Chiffon Cake Revisited!

April 10, 2010 didn't even mark the six month anniversary of my writing and photographing here. That is when I first shared this Poppy Seed Lemon Chiffon cake. I found the recipe in a cookbook Jonathan possessed, when I met him when he was only twenty while studying in Israel. The cookbook was one of his very few belongings. I have baked this cake ever since. It's now a part of our twenty-two year old son's canvas of childhood memories.