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  • Frying high: Keeping known, lesser-known culinary traditions

    Latkes and sufganiyot are well-known Chanukah fare made with oil to signify the holiday tale. Lesser known is the tradition of cheese and the story of Judith.

  • Soups are super for the sukkah

    Cold or hot, soup is ideal for the sukkah. What better way to warm up on a chilly night or cool off on a warm afternoon?

  • Going around the world to break the fast

    Breaking the fast has its own set of traditions. Here are some from around the Jewish world.

  • Sweet season: Apples and honey for Rosh Hashanah

    Among the familiar customs of Rosh Hashanah is the dipping of apple pieces in honey — but what is its origin?