Days of Awe in the Jewish calendar

At a cookbook talk earlier this month, more than one author raved about Claudia Roden’s “The Book of Jewish Food.” Curious, I ordered a copy and have been devouring it since. Published in 1996, the book is the result of over 15 years of traveling and recipe-collecting, and the fingerprints of visits to kitchens tracing… Continue reading Days of Awe in the Jewish calendar

The Road Goes Ever On and On

Somewhere on my childhood bookshelf are worn copies of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Two Towers table of contents annotated in pink gel pen with 7th Grade Me’s favorite chapters and scenes. I watched the movies multiple times in theaters when they came out, cheering when Legolas slew the oliphant, and getting into… Continue reading The Road Goes Ever On and On