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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Margi Lenga Kahn’s Summer Vegetable Tart.  Photo: Michael Kahn

Recipe: Margi Lenga Kahn’s Summer Vegetable Tart

Margi Lenga Kahn August 9, 2017

Feel free to substitute any other vegetables for those listed. Ingredients:2½c. unbleached all-purpose flour (360 g)2sticks (½ pound) unsalted butter, cut into pieces and kept cold2tsp. fine sea salt¾c. ice water2 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juiceRough...

A Purim Feast

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light March 8, 2017

The festival of Purim, the most joyous of all Jewish holidays, celebrates the victory of the Jews of Persia over their enemies. Esther, queen to King Ahasuerus, learned from her Uncle Mordecai that Haman, the king’s Prime Minister, had secured an irrevocable...

Long lines of customers formed at Pratzel’s in 2011 after word spread that the longtime kosher bakery would close after nearly a century of serving the area.

Survey offers data on local kosher dining preferences

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer February 1, 2017

St. Louis Jews want to eat at a kosher Mediterranean or Israeli-style restaurant in University City, according to a new survey published by Chabad of Greater St. Louis. That location and style of restaurant is the sort that garnered the most interest...

Egg-Nog Sufganiyot

When holidays collide: Sufganiyot with a touch of egg nog

By Shannon Sarna, The Nosher via JTA December 21, 2016

It’s sufganiyot season, and there are few things that make me as enthralled as legitimate, cultural/religious reason to eat copious amounts of freshly fried donuts.Sufganiyot, or donuts, are traditionally round fried donuts filled with raspberry jam...

The Greenberg Turkey

The Greenberg Turkey

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light November 16, 2016

A Thanksgiving Day feast without a turkey is like a seder meal without matzah. While each family has its own traditional array of side dishes, almost all of us include that iconic bird on our menu, even if some of us depart from the conventional roasted...

Puff Pastry Baked Apples

Easiest. Rosh Hashanah dinner. Ever.

By Shannon Sarna, JTA September 28, 2016

Some people take great pride and pleasure in planning their Rosh Hashanah menus for weeks or months in advance, chugging away at kugels and cakes and soup to put in the freezer. I know my grandmother and Aunt Ruth both did their High Holidays cooking...

Kathryn Boswell and Michael Williams rehearse for the The Rep’s production of ‘Follies.’

2016 Fall arts guide

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE LIGHT September 7, 2016

If arts organizations celebrated significant anniversaries with fireworks displays, the skies over St. Louis would be ablaze. This fall marks 50 years for the St. Louis Repertory Company and Dance St. Louis, 40 years for the Black Rep, 30 years for STAGES...

Ron Himes

Arts leaders sing enthusiastically about favorite restaurants

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT September 7, 2016

St. Louis is a great restaurant town, serving arts patrons and arts leaders alike. We asked movers and shakers in the arts community where and what they like to eat. Here are their responses. Warning: Reading this article will make you hungry. Gene...

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Beat the heat with an easy, fun picnic

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light August 3, 2016

If these hot summer days have you thinking that no one will join you for a picnic, think again. Pick a shady spot in your yard or a park and invite friends and family to a potluck picnic party that includes some of the ideas below. I guarantee that the...

Zaatar Fried Chicken with Spicy Thyme Honey Recipe

Zaatar fried chicken makes deep frying worth the hassle

Story and Photo By Chaya Rappoport, The Nosher via JTA July 13, 2016

Look, I’m going to be honest with you: Deep frying is a huge pain. It’s hot, it’s splattery, sometimes things come out raw and it’s not exactly healthy. Fun stuff, right?BUT! Big, big but. It is also, when done right, one of the best things in...

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...

Yeasted Plum Kuchen

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light August 19, 2015

IngredientsStreusel:½ cup brown sugar2 tbsp. flour1 tsp. cinnamon2 tbsp. butter, coldPinch of saltDough and kuchen:2¼ tsp., or 1 package, active dry yeast, or 2 tsp. instant yeast¼ c. warm water, approximately 110 degrees2 c. plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose...

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