Food

Jennifer Weiner

Author Jennifer Weiner Leads Baking and Book Clubs Online

Author Jennifer Weiner has written 14 novels. The level of alone time necessary to achieve that output is probably best measured in years. So even...
carrot cake

Philacatessen | Quarantine Carrot Cake

I was sent a recipe for carrot cake by a colleague of my husband’s. She is a skilled baker, knows I spend a good...
Back row, from left: Shel Klein, Andrew Klein, Steve Klein and Ken Klein. Front row from left: Sid Klein and Myrna Klein.

Klein’s Supermarket Keeps On Truckin’

It’s estimated that on Feb. 8, 2018, 700,000 people attended the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl parade. At the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps, they...
Tajine with stewed vegetables and fish. One of the types of Moroccan national cuisine.

Everyday Passover Food

People know what to serve at Passover seders: gefilte fish, matzah ball soup, hard-boiled eggs and Bubbe’s brisket. But after consuming those fancy, filling...
sugar cookies

Philacatessen | Sugar Shortbread Cookies for the Gym Staff — and for Us

It seems a long time ago that something as normal as arranging a gym membership was, well, normal. The world has changed in recent...
Jewish holiday Passover banner design with wine, matzo on wooden background.

How Do You Mark Passover When Gluten-Free?

Debbie Greenberg’s son, Aaron Mazer, was diagnosed with celiac disease at the age of 17. For Mazer, that meant the end of school cafeteria lunches,...
kale salad

It’s Passover! What’s for Lunch?

With much of the Western world reaching for a sandwich at lunchtime, Passover presents us with an opportunity to alter that routine. Sure, we can...
Schlesinger’s exterior

Philly’s Jewish Restaurants Adapt to Change in Business Model

Louis Barson, owner of the Jewish deli Hymie’s, has never seen anything like the coronavirus epidemic. “My family has had Hymie’s since the ’70s, and...
granola served in bowl

Philacatessen | Kelsey’s Granola “Cookies”

Until recently, my daughter Kelsey was having the time of her life, spending the semester abroad, studying at the University of Geneva in Switzerland....
Bircher muesli is a healthy recipe created by a doctor.

Souvenir Recipes from Switzerland

Earlier this year, I visited Switzerland and, of course, ate my fair share of chocolate. The fabulous tasting tour in Geneva given by a local...