As you all know, I am really obsessed about challahs. It's a bit of a surprise I am not all challah'd out considering how many loaves I've baked in the last couple of weeks or so. I baked these stuffed challahs that were published in The Washington Post last week, all three, twice. The second batch which I baked at home went to our lucky neighbors, since I can't keep anything tree nuts in the house. I shouldn't have baked anything with tree nuts at home to begin with. I was so paranoid about tree nut contamination that I got rid of the half opened flours, leftover nuts and anything remotely in the vicinity, even the working surfaces. Yikes.
|Photo courtesy of A-Atias Sweets Photographer: Eyal Keren|
|All photos in this post were taken on the iPhone VI|
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.
at May 30, 2015
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.
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.
|My 24 year old niece with her favorite Strawberry Banana Date Pri (fruit) shake, Shenkin St., Tel Aviv/Nikon|
Our last trip to Israel end of August 2014 (already seems so long ago) inspired me to write this and this story. Please click, I am very proud of both writings. The ten days we spent in Israel were so much more than I have shared yet. This is the third out of four installments. Fruit shakes (above) and pure ruby red pomegranate juice, among other freshly squeezed juices, are very popular stands, strewn throughout Israel.