Cooking & Food

There can be no joy without food and drink.
Talmud, Mo’ed Katan 


Steaming matzah ball soup; sweet noodle kugel; a bagel with a schmear; flaky, savory bourekas. Foods link us to our family history, to our Jewish traditions, and, perhaps greatest of all, to each other. Our family recipes tell stories and create memories. We invite you to share your recipes and stories as you cook and bake with your grandchildren and family members.

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Fruit Fusion

People from every continent come to Israel to find freedom and better lives—and because it’s the Jewish homeland. Each group brings with it different customs from the old country that form a fusion of ideas and cultures in the shared land. Mix together these fruits…

Create Your Own Family Cookbook

Looking to make a family cookbook?  Click HERE. A bit about our own family background: Bubbie Ida Paperny, Ron’s maternal grandmother, lived in the kitchen. She also loved in the kitchen. She loved when her four daughters helped her cook up a huge family Shabbat…

Tastiest Summer Recipes

What does summer taste like? For lifestyle blogger and food historian Tori Avey, it’s that juicy bite into a perfectly grilled burger accompanied by a fragrant lemon pasta salad. Enjoy, play, savor old traditions and invent some new ones, she says. Sprout milky mustaches from...

Cooking with Your Grandchildren

Cut strawberries with your grandchild and they are likely to alternate between placing one in the bowl and one in their mouth. Crack an egg together and you’ll probably get shell in the batter. Hand your grandchild a whisk and together try to keep the…