Hamentashen – a few Favorite Recipes

My dear friend who is an enthusiastic baker has three favorite hamentashen cookie recipes. Since I can’t readily pick between them I tend to make all three. From my friend’s childhood friend comes: Flo Braker’s Hamantashen Dough 3 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1/4 pound margarine 1 cup sugar 1 large…

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Posted in Food, Purim
Published on February 20th, 2023

We are what we eat

Do you know what is the LAST cultural practice immigrants give up?  Their native cuisine.  I remember learning that in a college history class. At the time I was living on a dorm floor that was about half Asian girls. ALL OF THEM, despite how long they or their families had been in the US…

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Churros that Kids Can Make

In my Mexican and Jewish extended family we are always happy to find cross over recipes. Churros are a BIG HIT! Last year we made Baked Pumpkin Churros with my friend, Laurie, aka baker par excellence. We did it in a Zoom class. Laurie altered your typical deep fried churros to baked.  That meant that…

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Food Fights: Food Fun!

Color me stupid, I just couldn’t sort out the three FOOD sessions being taught by Professor Rachel Gross of San Francisco State University. So I sat down and sketched out the exact details. I’m posting them here on my website so I can easily refer friends and foodies to them.  Here we go! Classes on…

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Posted in Food
Published on October 7th, 2021