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Philacatessen | Wasabina: Where Have You Been All My Life?

I love it when I discover a totally new food. This happened to me recently at the farmers market when I stumbled upon a...

Ask Miriam | ‘Adventure Rabbi’ Assists Miriam With Answer

Dear Miriam, I know the cultural history of the Mountain Jews in Azerbaijan and the places surrounding it, but Ashkenazi Jews are from places rich...

Philacatessen | Isot BYOB a Turkish Find in Bella Vista

Isot chef/owner Fatih Kekec moved to the U.S. in 2001 from his native Turkey to bring his culinary heritage and passion to Philadelphia. His profession...

Miriam’s Advice Well | Easter Basket Creates a Bushel of Issues

Dear Miriam, How do I communicate with my culturally Christian day care that they can't send food home this week during Passover? The kids made...

Dutton-Goldfield, California Winery with Philly Roots

I had the good fortune to attend a local wine tasting event last weekend featuring a vineyard whose founder hails from the City of...

Recalcitrant Mother-in-Law Poses Seder Situation

Dear Miriam, My newly widowed mother-in-law says she doesn't want to come to us for Passover this year. Maybe she's being honest and really just...

Sister Suggests Sibling Strife Situation

Dear Miriam, My sister is moving to my neighborhood, just about a block away from me. We're both in our early 20s, single and childless....

Spring Dilly-icious Carrots

Spring has sprung in our region, and that is cause for happiness in my world. We are eagerly awaiting early-season produce, but I’ve managed to...

How Do You Thank a Lawyer for Pro Bono Work?

Dear Miriam, An attorney friend of mine recently did some generous pro bono work for a Jewish nonprofit that is close to my heart. I...

Celery Takes Center Stage (or at Least a Supporting Role)

Celery is having a moment. Early this year, celery juice seemed to have replaced kale juice as the cure-all panacea. Every time I turned around,...