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Tami Weiser is a food writer and editor, recipe developer, culinary educator, and caterer. An alumnus of Vassar College and a former attorney, Weiser also studied at the Jewish Theological Seminar of America and taught Hebrew language, Jewish ethnography, and Jewish culinary tradition for many years and is a high honors graduate of the Institute for Culinary Education in New York. She has also worked as a private chef and historical researcher. Her unique background has made her website, TheWeiserKitchen.com, an inspiring and thought-provoking culinary resource for creative kosher and non-kosher cooks alike. Her extensive charitable work includes co-founding the largest free-standing Suzuki music school in the U.S. The effervescent Weiser resides with her husband, son and two daughters, parents, sister and dog, Oreo, in Westport, Connecticut.

Great for a midweek Passover meal for a big family -- this lasagna is a truly satisfying one-pan wonder. Credit: Copyright 2015 TheWeiserKitchen

The differences between Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jewry's foodways are clearest at Passover. Sephardim traditionally ate rice, legumes and other foods verboten to those from

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Macaroons are a traditional Passover sweet, but this recipe brings a new dimension by adding homemade chocolate ice cream. The chocolate ice cream base is adapted from "The Perfect Scoop," by David Lebovitz. Credit: Copyright 2016 by Tami Weiser

Passover is a Jewish holiday celebrating freedom. The initial meal (the seder) and the way you eat for a week offer a small part

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Dates and date syrup. Credit: Copyright 2016 Tami Weiser

Many ancient sweeteners are long forgotten, overtaken by the simple, clean taste of granulated sugar. Take for instance, date syrup. Also called date molasses, melasse

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My 17-year-old daughter created a vegan cookie that is crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Credit: Copyright 2016 TheWeiserKitchen

I was crowned queen of my family's kitchen before I was 13. I loved to cook and bake, and I always left a mess

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Chocolate and raspberries blend deliciously in these cookies. Credit: Copyright 2016 The Weiser Kitchen

Having been married for more than two decades, I realize many factors contribute to the longevity of my marriage. Perhaps the most important is how

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Korean-Style Flanken With Asian Slaw and Red Potato Salad can be found in the new cookbook, "The Covenant Kitchen: Food and Wine for the New Jewish Table," by Jeff and Jodie Morgan. Credit: Copyright 2015 Ed Anderson

When holiday time rolls around, thinking of good gifts for foodies can be a challenge. You can send food of course, but serious foodies

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This lovely Peruvian- Inspired Pumpkin and Rice Tower, courtesy of Peruvian healthy food writer Morena Escardo, is perfect for a dinner party. Credit: Copyright 2015 Morena Escardo/ TheWeiserKitchen

Everyone is always shocked when I use pumpkin in Latino or Middle Eastern foods. But it's nothing new. Not for Jews and not for

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Honey chicken with apple-squash couscous and plenty of savory shallots in a rich gravy is a balanced supper. Serve it with an arugula, beet greens or dandelion green, olive oil and pomegranate vinegar salad, warm pita with hummus and harrisa, and a very dry, very citrus-y white wine. Credit: Copyright 2015 TheWeiserKitchen

Late summer and early fall's sweet and tart bounty are harbingers of cooler temperatures, the start of school, and for me, the Jewish New

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