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Happy Passover from Israel

Happy Passover from Israel – Images of Israel as the country prepares for the Passover holiday. Pictures from Tel Aviv, Jaffa, and B’nai Berak.

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Talking Passover with Chef Jamie Gwen

I’ll be guesting on Chef Jamie Gwen on KFWB 980 AM on Sunday morning at 8:00am PDT. We’ll be talking Passover food bright and early. For those of you who aren’t Southern California locals, you can listen to a live stream of the broadcast at http://www.chefjamie.com. Hope you can tune in!

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BlogHer.com: A Shiksa’s First Hanukkah

Well, I can’t quite believe it! We’re still enjoying our turkey leftovers and it’s already time to break out the Hanukkah menorah. This week I’ll be writing all about Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights. Before we get into all of that, check out this short post I wrote for the website BlogHer.com. …

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Tori’s Sukkah 2010

Hey Shiksa Friends! I’ve been meaning to post some pictures of my Sukkot sukkah. I finally got around to taking pics this weekend. As you can see, I went a little “Martha Stewart” with the project. What can I say? Autumn decorations were 40% off at the craft store. Craft sales are my weakness. If …

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Yom Kippur Break Fast Menu

Hey Shiksa Friends, Please check out my new article for BonAppetit.com. The post features an easy Break-Fast menu for Yom Kippur, including three new Shiksa in the Kitchen recipes. Click the link below to read! Gemar chatimah tovah! Tori Avey The Shiksa in the Kitchen

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Rosh Hashanah Challah Recipe

Hi Shiksa friends! Just wanted to let you know that my challah recipe is featured on the Bon Appetit website today. Click below to read the article! xo Tori Avey The Shiksa in the Kitchen

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Paris, Part Deux

The Louvre is closed, so is Versailles… but Le Train de Vie is open, ready to serve us Ashkenazi delights and copious amounts of klezmer music.

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Paris, Part 1

Couscous at Chez Bebert, kosher eats at Deloren, and a meal to remember at La Coupole.

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Emma Lazarus

In honor of our upcoming Independence Day weekend, I’d like to share with you a piece of writing by Jewish poet Emma Lazarus (1849-1887). Her poem “The New Colossus” is engraved on the Statue of Liberty, which became the symbol of hope for millions of American immigrants who sailed by her on their way to …

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Manhattan Delis and the Art of Knish

A couple of weeks ago, I took a business trip to New York City for all kinds of exciting Shiksa-related meetings. On the trip, I also made it my mission to explore the Manhattan Jewish deli scene. The history of Jewish deli food is totally fascinating. To prepare for my trip, I read the book …

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A Journey from Shiksa to Shakshuka

In lieu of a blog today, please read my cover story in this month’s issue of Tribe Magazine. The article discusses my conversion to Judaism and the role that food has played in my spiritual journey. Here is the link: A Journey From Shiksa to Shakshuka: A Modern Conversion Story Hope you enjoy it! xo …

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