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    April 14, 2014

    5 Best Places to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix

    Eddie's House Monday, April 14 Passover begins at sunset today and that means it's time for Seder. But don't worry if you didn't make plans for the festive feast because Eddie's House in Scottsdale has got you covered. The restaurant will be serving a Passover feast that includes four courses. Dine ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014

    The Classy Kitchen in Phoenix Now Offers BYOB Cooking Classes, Here's The Schedule

    Whether you want to hone your cooking skills or learn how to arrange a perfect floral centerpiece, The Classy Kitchen in Scottsdale has a class that can help. The kitchen consignment store, which took over the space once occupied by Switchin' Kitchen earlier this year, has launched a Classy Classes ... More >>

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    April 3, 2014

    Passover Dinner at FnB April 14 Features Chopped Liver, Lamb, and Meringue

    Take it easy this Passover and let the "veggie whisperer," Charleen Badman, and her crew over at FnB make your dinner this year unforgettable. Family-style appetizers that have classics and new favorites, kosher style entrees, and some fantastic desserts are all on the menu for the dinner on April 1 ... More >>

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    April 3, 2014
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    September 5, 2013
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    March 14, 2013

    Passover Haroses, Sephardic-Style

    AndyTalk: Autumn Means Apples AndyTalk: Baby Bok Choy, Your New Favorite I like to think of haroses as Jewish cranberry sauce. If you've ever been to a seder (a traditional Passover meal) I know you've had haroses the same way I know that you had cranberry sauce if you've been to a Thanksgiving din ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013
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    February 7, 2013
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    April 3, 2012

    In Defense of Bubbe's Passover Desserts

    Editor's Note: Last week, a well-known Phoenix bakery put out a press release advertising some admittedly tempting Passover desserts, with a curious sales pitch: "Passover is around the corner (starting sundown April 6) and those who love sweets are already thinking of what to serve besides their gr ... More >>

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    March 27, 2012

    Coconut Macaroons for Passover

    Welcome to our new(ish) column, "Ask the Pastry Chef," by Amy Morris, a pastry sous chef at J&G Steakhouse. Have a question for Amy? Leave it in the comments section. Do you have a good Coconut Macaroon recipe for Passover? Coconut macaroons are known for two things: First, they make a great Passo ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    Last Minute Passover Seder Reservations Still Available Let my people go -- to a restaurant.​With several pounds of brisket in the fridge and a kitchen table loaded with horseradish, apples, matzo, matzo ball soup mix and every bottle of kosher wine my Safeway had left, I'm pretty sure that the only thing I'm not making for Passove ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011

    Make Your Own Matzo

    Carol Blonder house made matzo​ The best matzo we've ever tasted is handmade shmura matzo. We were introduced to it by a friend who orders a shipment from New York each Passover. Comparing it to industrialized matzo from the grocery is like comparing a fresh baked artisan loaf to Wonder bre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Brisket Alert! The U.S. Government Has Some Safety Tips

    Hipstamatic brisket. It looks better in person. ​I must not be the only one making brisket for the first time this week. (Trial run for Passover.)A tweet from the United States Department of Agriculture's safety unit just caught my eye -- it links to a handy guide to everything you forgot to ask a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Ten More Food Fixes Phoenix Needs

    Betty made our paleta dream come true.​I got cranky a few months ago, and I made a list. A list of food-related things Phoenix needs. I just looked back on that list, and am delighted to report that we've now got two out of five. Not bad. OK, so we got that fancy-schmancy bowling alle ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Homemade Matzoh, Manischewitz Sangria and a Brisket Cook Off

    The Seder Table: There's matzoh under that cryptic cover.​ The Passover seder -- simply put, a Jewish ceremony commemorating the Israelites' exodus from Egypt -- is all about suffering. There's a lot of talk of plagues like boils and lice, you eat bitter herbs and, traditionally, the ... More >>

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    March 26, 2010

    Passover Meals You Won't Want to Pass Over

    Passover, or Pesach, is the Jewish festival commemorating the emancipation of Israelite slaves in Egypt. As with most holidays, there's a special place for food within the celebration. Whether you're looking for a place to dine out this Passover or want to host a family dinner this year but can't co ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009
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    April 19, 2001

    I'll Fake Manhattan

    Scottsdale meets the Big Apple in a deli that is neither here nor there, but a nosh in-between