Restaurant Review: Charutzim

Going out to eat at a sit-down restaurant should be a pleasant experience from start to finish. In my restaurant reviews, I judge a restaurant on the quality they claim to be. A subjective standard, i... Read More

Vacation Food Blog

There’s always something interesting cooking when I’m on vacation. Sometimes, I even get to cook it. If I remember, I might even take pictures!... Read More

The ‘Coal, Hard Facts

It’s summertime, just in case you missed the needle spiking up near 90°F. When the temperatures get that hot, no one wants to stand in the kitchen cooking, where it gets even more unpleasant... Read More

Some Like it Hot

From Mexico to Mali, nearly every cuisine on the planet embraces the hot pepper. Even French cuisine has a few spicy dishes, but they tend to come from the more rustic southern region, Andalusia and P... Read More

What the Heck Are They Doing to #4s?

So a while ago my wife brought home a #4. Well, some chunk of a #4. It seems that someone, somewhere had a good idea. They apparently cut down a very large #4 so that they could sell it in pieces, pro... Read More

Kitchen Chemistry: pH and Leavening

There are a number of cookbook authors out there that are popular with the kosher kitchen crowd. I hesitate to disparage them publicly, because I certainly don’t want to invite criticism of my a... Read More

Kitchen Math and Recipe Conversions

Me and math don’t get along too good. So, in my junior year of college, we came to an agreement of sorts; I will try to use math as little as possible in my life, and math will try not to totall... Read More