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Prospective Kellman students

Kellman Makes Push to Recruit Students From Philadelphia

Look o’er yonder, over the hills there, just past the horizon. Can you see it, way off in the distance? Squint, if you must. That...
Soy ginger-braised short ribs

Chanukah Heads East

Holidays for a food aficionado can be a challenge. First and foremost, we want everything to be delicious. We also want it to honor...
a group of attendees at a MatzoBall party

Christmas Eve 2019: MatzoBall, The Chevra Offer a Night Out

Thirty-four years ago, Andrew Rudnick convinced a bar owner to keep his taps open just a little while longer so that he and his...

Dinner on the Quick

Busy days and nights can wreak havoc on dinner — family members rushing hither and yon, spouses working late or hosting clients, and everyone...
Janet Berkowitz with her husband, Phil

With Help From Jewish Group, Woman Seeks a New Kidney

Janet Berkowitz needed a break. Berkowitz, 61, has long suffered from bipolar disorder, and struggled with suicidal ideation for most of her life. She and...
Tomato herb salad

‘New Rules’ Dinner of Pan-Seared Fish and Salad

If you read my Philacatessan blog, you know that I have just embarked on a fascination with celebrity chef Christopher Kimball’s latest cookbook “The...
They see me rollin sweatshirt

Chanukah Sweaters for the Entire Family

By Lior Zaltzman This originally appeared on Kveller. For me, the most exciting thing about Chanukah, which is coming up on Dec. 22, is getting to...
onion and chickpea fritters

Onion and Chickpea Indian Fritters for Chanukah

By Emanuelle Lee This recipe originally appeared on The Nosher. It’s not every day you’re actually encouraged to indulge in a deep-fried afternoon snack, so I...
cherry pie

Philacatessen | Merry Cherries

My sister has a December birthday, and I decided to surprise her with an unannounced visit to her house and dinner. When we were growing...
Chanukah cookies on a plate

Recipes for a Chanukah Cookie Party

An afternoon cookie party is a festive, carefree way to entertain during Chanukah. Although latkes are crunchy and delicious, a cookie menu affords the...