Coq Au Vin

Coq Au Vin

Coq au Vin is a French dish of chicken braised with wine, mushrooms, and optionally garlic. A red Burgundy wine is typically used, though many regions of France make variants using local wines. On our fabulous Bordeaux cruise we, of course, will be using local kosher...
Origins of the Samaritans

Origins of the Samaritans

  The story of the Samaritans is a unique strand in the intricate fabric of ancient Israel. It is intertwined with stories of migration, strife, and religious variation. They trace their origins back centuries into biblical times. Despite their settlement near...
Sauté de Veau Marengo

Sauté de Veau Marengo

Come with us on our wonderful Bordeaux cruise in October this year to taste this classic Sauté de Veau Marengo. What makes this stew Provencal in nature, is the use of flavorful and hearty ingredients common in southern France ingredients like tomatoes, fresh herbs,...
The Diaspora in Antiquity: Mesopotamia

The Diaspora in Antiquity: Mesopotamia

  Our exploration of the ancient Jewish diaspora finds Mesopotamia to be an incredibly complicated subject. It was shaped by forced relocations, theological challenges, and a rich daily life. The diaspora in Egypt was different. Mesopotamia, especially Babylonia,...
Stewed Halibut with Egg and Lemon Sauce

Stewed Halibut with Egg and Lemon Sauce

Another recipe, traditional this time, maybe even very old, for Pesach We always had this at home for Pesach. When I was catering in the UK we were asked to prepare a meal for a silver wedding. The only problem was that the hotel where they were holding the event...