Hanukkah at Home

Mitchell Davis's prized latkes


Celebrate the first night of Hanukkah with a home-cooked meal of roast chicken, a simple salad, and, of course, latkes. End the evening with a rustic apple and walnut tart and a rousing game of dreidel.


Sonny's Special Potato Latkes

The recipe that took our very own Mitchell Davis to "the top of the latke world," as he wrote in his 2002 book, The Mensch Chef. No cumin seeds or zucchini to be found here: these are the classic, golden latkes of your childhood.


Roast Chicken

James Peterson's straightforward recipe for this most comforting of comfort foods.


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For Second Year, JBF Partners with Cooking Up Change

Winning students at the Chicago Cooking Up Change qualifier


For the second year in a row, we're joining Cooking Up Change, a nationwide competition among high school students to improve school lunch, as its official culinary partner. Started by the Chicago-based Healthy Schools Campaign, the contest takes place in six cities and invites student-led teams to craft delicious school lunches within the real-life constraints of limited ingredient lists and tight deadlines. Finalists from each city will compete in the national competition in Washington, D.C. in May of 2013.


The first (and biggest) regional qualifier took place in Chicago last month, with the team from Washington High School, pictured above, winning first place. You can read more about the Chicago competition... Read more >

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November's Best Recipes

Marc Forgione's


Here are our recipe tester's favorite recipes from November:


Red Cabbage Soup with Crispy Guanciale, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Grapes

Grape season is over, but nevermind: there's still plenty to like about this hearty, Italian-inspired soup. 


Wild Mushroom, Shoyu, and Goat Cheese Truffles

An umami-rich center of goat cheese and soy sauce lurks in these panko-crusted fritters.


Poached Pears with Bitters–Almond Ice Cream and Caramel

Marc Forgione borrows a bottle of Angostura bitters from behind the... Read more >

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Partnerships: Not By Bread Alone at NYU


For a taste of the theatrical and the culinary arts in one evening, head to New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts next month for a performance of Not By Bread Alone by the Israel-based Nalaga'at Theater Deaf-Blind Acting Ensemble. With acclaimed runs in Tel Aviv and London, this must-see performance features on-stage bread baking and stories about the fascinating condition of life without sight and sound. The experience also includes on-site recreations of Tel Aviv's BlackOut restaurant and Café Kapish. Stagings will begin on January 16 and continue through the end of the month.


As a partner of this extraordinary production, we're proud to offer members of the JBF community an early bird discount. By using the code EARLYJBF when purchasing orchestra tickets by December 15, you'll save $25.... Read more >

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Recipe Roundup: December 3, 2012


Looking to kick off your week with a little kitchen inspiration? Here are the recipes we've been drooling over all weekend.


Swiss Chard Fritters [NYT]

When Melissa Clark adapts a recipe by Yotam Ottolenghi, we listen. Think of these fritters as spanakopita in pancake form.


Pork Roast with Apples and Onions [Pioneer Woman]

We can't think of a better way to usher in the holiday season than with a braised pork "roast" slathered with an apple-studded glaze. If you have any Calvados in the house, add a splash to the pot while reducing the braising liquid.


Shaved Root Vegetable Salad [BA]

Mandoline-sliced beets, turnips... Read more >

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