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Chicken Marbella. Photo: Michael Kahn

Chicken Marbella

Recipe adapted from “The Silver Palate Cookbook” by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins August 31, 2018

Ingredients2 chickens, 3½-4 pounds each, quartered or cut into eighths6 cloves of garlic, peeled 1 tsp. coarse kosher salt, plus more to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste2 tbsp. dried oregano, or ¼ c. fresh oregano leaves, chopped¼ cup...

Chicken Marbella. Photo: Michael Kahn

Go-to holiday recipes from beloved cookbook

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light August 31, 2018

Culinary traditions and culture are intrinsically linked. Nowhere is this more evident than in the foods we associate with our Jewish holidays. You probably can name several such foods off the top of your head: latkes on Hanukkah, hamentaschen on Purim,...

Aromatic Citrus Roast Chicken

By Margi Lenga Kahn March 30, 2017

(Recipe may be doubled. Use two baking pans or dishes.)IngredientsSpice Mixture1 tbsp. coriander seeds1 1/2 tbsp. cumin seeds1 tsp. black peppercornsMarinade1 c. lightly packed fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems1 c. lightly packed fresh parsley leaves4...

Itta Werdiger Roth (Courtesy of Itta Werdiger Roth)

Itta Werdiger Roth’s pomegranate chicken recipe

BY BETH KISSILEFF September 28, 2016

Itta Werdiger Roth, “supper-club impresario,” is the founder of the Brooklyn pop-up restaurant The Hester.“Pomegranates are not only in season but they are also one of the symbols of Rosh Hashanah,” Roth said. “It’s a win-win situation!”POMEGRANATE...

Roasted Chicken  with Fresh Pineapple

Fresh pineapple adds refreshing note to roasted chicken recipes

Story and Photo By Ronnie Fein, The Nosher via JTA July 13, 2016

I make chicken so often that my kids once told me we were all going to grow feathers and start clucking. But they never complained that it was the same old chicken because it never was. There are few foods as versatile as this worthy bird, so it was...

Paprika Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

Shannon Sarna September 24, 2015

This recipe is so easy I don’t even think it should count as an actual recipe. If you are serving a crowd, just double the amount. You don’t have to cut the potatoes into slices—you could quarter them and toss with paprika, salt, pepper and olive...

The Swastika Clock

Author’s latest revisits the Shoah

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus May 23, 2012

To describe local poet, author and essayist Louis Daniel Brodsky as “prolific” is an understatement. With the publication of his latest poetry collection, “The Swastika Clock,” (Time Being Books, $15.95), the St. Louis native has produced 73 volumes...

Thinking outside the bowl

Thinking outside the bowl

January 11, 2012

"Soup puts the heart at ease, calms down the violence of hunger, eliminates the tension of the day, and awakens and refines the appetite." - Auguste Escoffier Chicken soup is not the only soup that nurtures the body and feeds the soul.  On a cold winter...

Costoletta alla milanese. Photo: Kristi Foster

Tucci & Fresta’s brings an elegant taste of ‘The Hill’ to Clayton

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light November 16, 2011

Everything about Tucci & Fresta’s Trattoria gives you the sense that the Hill may have finally arrived in Clayton. The décor is stylish without being stuffy—bold colors, dark wood, framed artwork set against textured gold walls. The menu is bountiful,...

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