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Yapsuk/Yapchik

I don't know. I've never made the drier versions. I'm sure that adding the gravy is part of it - also, the ones I saw for sale usually had deli in the middle - pastrami or corned beef - and not soft flanken. There's also the fact that, once it's cooked, I wrap it well and leave it in a warming drawer or 200 degree oven for 15-23 hours, allowing it to continue steam and heat.

Sep 17, 2014
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Rosh Hashanah Simanim

I'm planning pumpkin bread. maybe with chocolate chips or a swirl of faux-nutella, for a sweet taste and a sweet new year...

Sep 16, 2014
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Yapsuk/Yapchik

My version is probably more moist than most - it's more shepherd's pie than kugel, although when I've seen versions at Pomegranate, Gourmet Glatt, et al, it's a lot more solid. I definitely use garlic, shallots or onions, when browning my meat, and then put the whole mess of meat, seasonings, onion, etc. (aka gravy) at the bottom of the pan before putting the potato kugel mixture on top.

Sep 16, 2014
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Menu help for rosh hashana travel

quiche for lunch? grilled salmon or tuna? deli roll for dinner? rotisserie chicken? some other form of roasted chicken or turkey legs? fried chicken for dinner?

Sep 15, 2014
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Rosh Hashanah Simanim

Deli Plus in Boro Park sells a simanim platter with some prepared simanim foods.
Stuff that you can make...cooked spinach or spinach croquettes. Any form of cooked squash - baby pattypan grilled, steamed, or roasted; splinters of zucchini pan-fried; roasted butternut. Stewed leeks. Blackeye peas burgers. Roasted beets. Tzimmes or some other form of sweet carrots. Stuffed dates or date bread.

Sep 15, 2014
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Make ahead rice for RH

stuffed tomatoes or peppers. apple muffins/kugels. potato knishes. potato blintzes with mushroom sauce. mushroom quiche. but rice? why would you make rice ahead of time and freeze it? especially as you can cook on rosh hashana - just make the rice on the chag itself, if need be.

Sep 15, 2014
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Putting food on the table. How did your Mom do it?

My mom worked full time from the time I was in third grader, and yet she prepared amazing meals that pleased (almost) all of us. She is a morning person and she used to make a lot of dinners early in the morning - we'd wake up to the amazing aromas of spaghetti and meatballs (well, just the meatballs - pasta was made fresh, when she came home from work), meatloaf, beef stew, chicken. She also had a blasé attitude about home cooking vs. takeout - she had no qualms with bringing home pizza, bagels and tuna fish, rotisserie chicken specials - she wasn't hung up on the whole 'homemade' thing. We were always satisfied. Oh, and there was always the 'this is not a restaurant' if we even thought about complaining!

Sep 11, 2014
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Russ & Daughters Plans a kosher Museum Cafe at jewish museum

yes, but is it going to be kosher or kosher-style?

Sep 09, 2014
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Favorite clean out fridge meals

a big Bolognese sauce uses up leftover veggies, chopped meat, pasta - a real hodge-podge!

Sep 08, 2014
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Roasted marrow bones

when I make it for Shabbat dinner I prepare it right before I light candles, and then leave it on the stovetop or in the warming drawer until I'm ready to serve them.

Sep 07, 2014
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Bridal Shower

Café Hadar on Avenue N right off of Nostrand Avenue, Savor Café on Avenue P and Nostrand Avenue, Yunkee on Avenue M and East 14, Orchidea in Boro Park, China Glatt in Boro Park, Essen on Coney on Coney Island Avenue between J and K

Aug 30, 2014
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what NY restaurant serves classic hot Kiddish food

how about essen on coney?

Aug 26, 2014
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Brooklyn suggestions for non fancy eaters

I love Garden of Eatin - the chocolate chip pancakes never disappoint! I'm sorry that you didn't like Ostrovitsky's - I've always been happy there.

Aug 26, 2014
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Bagels N' Greens, Brooklyn

you need a place to do it or a caterer to supply bagels and stuff to an offsite location?

Aug 17, 2014
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Brooklyn (Midwood) Bakery advice

I really like Prime Butcher Baker's Kokosh cake - they're on the Upper East Side. It's not your grandmother's heimishe kokosh cake but it's really good -

Aug 16, 2014
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Brooklyn (Midwood) Bakery advice

Isaac's bakery makes really good Kokosh cake. For good water challahs, I've found that the best ones were found in Boro Park, at Yossi's/Eagle's bakeries. Ostrovitsky's on Avenue J and East 12th has good egg challah, but I can't vouch for their water challah.

Aug 16, 2014
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El Gaucho

I like El Gaucho. Haven' been there a lot but everytime I go I'm happy.

Aug 16, 2014
ahuva in Kosher

Brooklyn suggestions for non fancy eaters

I love Kosher Delight - especially the fried chicken - and the one on Avenue J is still open. You can try Yunkee or Chap-A-Nosh on Avenue M - there's also a steakhouse on Avenue M, on East 13th or East 14th (it used to be Jerusalem Steakhouse). There's a Jerusalem Steakhouse on Avenue J. Moshi Moshi is on Coney Island Avenue between O and P or Kings Highway and P. Renaissance Café is a milchig place on Kings Highway, and Café Venezia is a milchig place on Coney Island Avenue and Avenue J. Carlos and Gabby's serve Mexican(ish) food on Coney Island Avenue and Avenue J.

Aug 16, 2014
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Underrated Cuisines?

I often feel like "Jewish" cuisine gets short shrift. People think of k'nish, gefilte fish, and chicken k'neidle (matzoh ball) soup as representative of Jewish cuisine. While all of those foods are Jewish foods (and tasty ones, at that) the term 'Jewish cuisine' really should reflect the two thousand years the Jewish people spent wandering from country to country, absorbing the bests of all of those flavors and utilizing them in their kosher kitchens. There are dishes with tamarind and dishes with cumin; potato and paprika stews and Indian curries. It's so much more than your Bubby's potato latkes (although I LOVED my bubby's potato latkes and I'm always trying to aim for their crispy perfection.)

Aug 12, 2014
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What's the best way to introduce Lamb to someone who's never had it?

what about going the ground lamb route? I know that lamb burgers or lamb meatballs in a pita or something might offend lamb purists, but it may be an easy way of introducing lamb newbies to the glory that is baby sheep.

Aug 09, 2014
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butterfish restaurant in nyc turning kosher

thanks for the update..now that the nine days are (almost officially) over I'll be eating out again...looking forward to visiting Butterfish

Aug 05, 2014
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Breadsmith in Brooklyn

thanks for letting us know - although I'm loathe to buy bakery-goods at Breadsmith, as I'd prefer to continue patronizing the already existing bakeries on Ave M, I'll definitely try out some of the breads. I wonder when they're opening.

Aug 02, 2014
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Summer Lasagna Noodle Uses

I saw a recipe somewhere for grilled lasagna - can't vouch for it, but it's definitely a possibility -

Jul 23, 2014
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Breadsmith in Brooklyn

Avenue M does have a dearth of bakeries so I'm glad we're getting another one...kidding, I am excited about bring Pas Yisroel artisan breads to Brooklyn (assuming it's kosher and Pas Yisroel)

Jul 22, 2014
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Blueberry Buckle

blueberry buckle, blueberry crumb muffins, blueberry bread - but will definitely be trying the smitten kitchen link - thanks

Jul 21, 2014
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Ideas for dessert in a mug??

fruit cup topped with a prepared crumble? strawberry shortcake with sponge cake topped with strawberries and whipped cream? jello or pudding?

Jul 20, 2014
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butterfish restaurant in nyc turning kosher

I do miss kosher delight...

Jul 17, 2014
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Upscale Friday night dinner ideas

if you do a rib roast but don't slice it it should keep pretty well - maybe a rack of veal or lamb, again, the key is not to slice it until right before you're going to serve it -

Jul 17, 2014
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butterfish restaurant in nyc turning kosher

I love the Sony building (the location is central to, well, Central Park and Midtown) and missed Solo (although I definitely enjoy the pizza)! I'll be glad to try out Butterfish

Jul 12, 2014
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Ideas for place to go for a week with kosher restaurants around, PLEASE!

Monsey has plenty of great kosher restaurants - you can also go upstate, to the Catskills, where (during the summer) there is kosher food aplenty. New Jersey might be an option, too - what about Teaneck or Lakewood? Or Deal/Asbury Park?

Jul 12, 2014
ahuva in Kosher