French Twist

A classic American cheesecake on the menu of a Provençal restaurant leads to a saunter through the culinary history of Jews and France

Bake Off

From chocolate cake to onion rolls, recent Jewish cookbooks offer a tantalizing range of recipes for Hanukkah treats to complement the latkes

Silk Road Food

Bukharian Jews in Queens, N.Y., mostly émigrés from the Soviet Union, brought with them a cuisine that mixes the polyglot flavors of Central Asia

Cuts Above

A back-to-the-earth Colorado couple raises top-quality, heritage-bred livestock to produce kosher, organic, premium cuts of beef and lamb

Dough Boy

After stints working in graphic design and pizza-making, Noah Wildman found his true culinary calling in making a better knish

Hot Stuff

A brief guide to knishes in the United States

Family Feast

Turkey anchors all Thanksgivings, but families flavor the meal with preparation and sides—like my mother’s marshmallow-topped sweet-potato tsimmes

Pursuit of Poppyness

My father loved my grandmother’s poppy-seed cookies, or mohn kichlach, but she never made them for me. Could I duplicate her recipe?

Posh Spice

Lior Lev Sercarz, an Israeli-born, French-trained chef, is a top provider of rigorously sourced seasonings to high-end New York restaurants

Unholy Wafers

At first Oreos were an unkosher, forbidden temptation. Then they became just another unhealthy cookie.

Discomfort Food

A popular cookbook, Recipes Remembered, pairs Holocaust survival stories with survivors’ recipes, an awkward pairing of pleasure and horror

Earth Mother

Myra Goodman, co-founder of Earthbound Farm, is the Brooklyn-born daughter of Holocaust survivors and an unlikely organic-food pioneer

Love Story

Some food will improve your meal; brisket improves your life. In time for the holidays, a book looks at the most beloved of Jewish delicacies.

Sweet and Sour

From crispy rice to chickpea dumplings, Persian Jewish cuisine offers new and different ways to celebrate the New Year

Swine Stories

The storytelling website Pork Memoirs, created by a kosher-observant Jew, offers tales about the ultimate forbidden meat

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