"My girls are laying so fast I can’t keep up with them," Martha says. She has arrived at my door with another dozen eggs, fresh from her henhouse, no doubt laid within the past 24 hours. In Italy an egg that fresh is a treasure. It’s called a "uova da bere,"
Each year on Easter Monday, residents of Fanano, a picturesque hill town in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, arm themselves with hard-boiled
If you celebrate Passover, you're familiar with this scene: The closing prayers are sung, the last bite of seder brisket is a
It's almost Green Thursday -- otherwise known as Clean Thursday, the day before Good Friday and three days before Easter Sunday, which this year falls on April 13. No time to waste. Get out the mop and bucket, dust the furniture, air the blankets, beat the carpet, wash the windows, scrub
The differences between Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jewry's foodways are clearest at Passover. Sephardim traditionally ate rice, legumes and other foods verboten to
When it comes to the science of baking as opposed to the art of cooking, it doesn't do to have clumsy, chubby