The Steak

This wasn’t a ordinary steak. Not that steak is ordinary around here. I took great pains to ensure that this was the best.steak.ever. And now, I get to share it with you.... Read More

Home Curing Meat

There’s a lot of mystery surrounding home-cured meats, which is sad, because not only is it easy to do, for hundreds of years it was the de facto method of preserving and storing meats. It ... Read More

Watermelon Rind Pickles

A pickle, to any Member of the Tribe, is a cucumber soaked in some sort of liquid. Cucumber variety, size, vinegar vs. brine, garlic, dill, spicy, and of course, length of time for said cucumber to be... Read More

Strawberry Preserves

It’s strawberry season in Israel. Here, in the dead of winter, these plump jewels of sweetness are piled high in the stores and in the markets. Vendors are screaming “Toot! Toot! Toot!R... Read More