Tablet readers have long been enchanted by the work of our incisive senior writer Allison Hoffman, but every so often, we’re given a real treat. Today on Tablet, we’ve got two articles by Hoffman. The first is a look at Helen Nash, one of the original gangsters of kosher cooking.

The second is a timely and hard-hitting look at Ben Ginsburg, who has proposed a series of rule changes that would thwart the effort among Tea Partiers to challenge Mitt Romney’s nomination.