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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

Your Wednesday Jewish Soup Spectacular #3

Your Wednesday Jewish Soup Spectacular #3

Rob Eshen, The Forward January 11, 2022

“This story was originally published on Jan. 9 by the Forward. Sign up here to get the latest stories from the Forward delivered to you each morning.” Everyone needs a go-to matzah ball soup recipe. You really just need one, dependable...

5 Jewish food trends to look out for this year

5 Jewish food trends to look out for this year

Shannon Sarna, The Nosher January 6, 2022
Our food predictions for 2022 include herring sandwiches, potato milk and kosher bacon too.
Courtesy Joan Nathan, and “Jewish Cooking in America”

Your Wednesday Jewish Soup Spectacular #2

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer January 4, 2022

The St. Louis Jewish Light, a lot of soup recipes in our database.  A precursory search found over 200 soup recipes, some dating back 30ish years. Because recipes do not go bad, we’re going to bring them all back to life every other Wednesday with...

St. Louisans strategies for the maximum Christmas Chinese food experience

St. Louisans’ strategies for the maximum Christmas Chinese food experience

By Bill Motchan , Special to the Jewish Light December 22, 2021

I’ll be spending Christmas Eve with General Tso. It’s a dining tradition many of us in the Jewish community share, like latkes on Hanukkah and hamantashen on Purim. While our Christian friends and neighbors dream of sugar plum fairies this weekend,...

Savory Chicken Soup with Spiced Matzo Balls

We love soup so much, we’re offering a recipe every Monday. Here’s an award winner.

December 12, 2021

There are some foods that we as Jews simply identify as "Jewish Food." It's a cultural marker and allows a common thread to exist among Jewish communities around the world.  Among the food styles that many Jews can identify with is soup. Now, I won't...

Hear me out: Hummus pizza is actually delicious

Hear me out: Hummus pizza is actually delicious

MADDY ALBERT, JTA October 17, 2021

This article originally appeared in The Nosher. When we think of pizza, most of us think of a combination of marinara sauce, melty cheese and crispy crust. But not all pies need to include these ingredients. Enter: hummus pizza. Yes, it exists,...

The unlikely sausage that saved hundreds of Jewish lives

The unlikely sausage that saved hundreds of Jewish lives

ZACHARY SOLOMON, JTA October 4, 2021

The Alheira is a beautiful thing. A type of Portuguese sausage known for garlic and breadcrumbs, the meat link is so beloved in Portugal that it was voted one of the nation’s seven gastronomic wonders in a 2011 vote. Oh, and it was invented by Jews...

Heres how to make grandmas Gruenkern Soup

Here’s how to make grandma’s Gruenkern Soup

Howard Wasserman, Special For The Jewish Light September 21, 2021

The Hebrew word “kosher” means fit or proper as it relates to Jewish dietary law. Kosher foods are permitted to be eaten and can be used as ingredients in the production of additional food items. And when it comes to Kosher cooking, there is a...

Kosher Recipe Alert: Stuffed onions with ground lamb and pomegranate

Kosher Recipe Alert: Stuffed onions with ground lamb and pomegranate

Howard Wasserman, Special For The Jewish Light September 14, 2021

The Hebrew word “kosher” means fit or proper as it relates to Jewish dietary law. Kosher foods are permitted to be eaten and can be used as ingredients in the production of additional food items. And when it comes to Kosher cooking, there is a...

The Secret to the Best Lox

The Secret to the Best Lox

My Jewish Learning, SPECIAL FOR THE JEWISH LIGHT September 13, 2021

Lox, smoked salmon, gravlax, belly lox — is it all the same? We recently spent time with Peter Shelsky of Shelsky’s in Brooklyn, an appetizing shop preserving the sacred culture of New York Jewish smoked fish. Peter spent time with our contributor...

A Persian meat and apple stew for Rosh Hashanah

A Persian meat and apple stew for Rosh Hashanah

Tannaz Sassooni, Forward August 29, 2021

When I was in elementary school, my family visited my cousin Rashel at her home in Maryland, and everything about the trip felt new. Rashel’s teenage daughters seemed so cool and confident, Rashel herself so relaxed and casual in her parenting...

Sweet, spicy and crunchy updates to classic Rosh Hashanah desserts

Sweet, spicy and crunchy updates to classic Rosh Hashanah desserts

FAITH KRAMER , The Jewish News Of Northern California August 25, 2021

Two traditional Eastern European Jewish desserts made with honey are getting a makeover for the High Holidays — and both provide plenty of sweetness for the New Year. The honey cake is based on my Aunt Lee’s recipe. I’ve added spices and substituted silan (date...

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