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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Arugula Salad with Roasted Beets, Red Onions, Walnuts and Goat Cheese

Arugula Salad with Roasted Beets, Red Onions, Walnuts and Goat Cheese

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light September 24, 2020

INGREDIENTSBeets:4 large beets, red, gold or a combination, stems removed and beets well rinsed2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil1½ tsp. dried oreganoSalt and pepper, for sprinkling beetsPickled red onions:¼ c. water¼ c. red wine vinegar1 tbsp. honey¾...

Photo: Michael Kahn

Cucumber and Cantaloupe Salad

By Margi Lenga Kahn October 4, 2019

Ingredients:4 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded   and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1½  cups)1½ tsp. coarse kosher salt1 large garlic clove, halved2 large cantaloupes, peeled and seeded and cut into 1-inch chunks1/3 c. tightly-packed cup mint leaves,...

Fennel, Orange and Carrot Salad

(Adapted from recipe in “Fress,” by Emma Spitzer) March 30, 2017

Ingredients1 fennel bulb, cut in half lengthwise and very thinly sliced1 tsp. coriander seeds2 carrots, peeled and shaved into strips with a vegetable peeler1 navel orange, peeled, halved horizontally and thinly sliced,1/4  c. packed fresh mint leaves,...

Vegetarian Spinach and Ricotta Torta

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light August 4, 2016

Serve as an appetizer or with a salad.Ingredients3 tbsp. olive oil, divided12 c. seasoned dry breadcrumbs1 medium onion, peeled and chopped8 oz. Baby Bella (cremini) mushrooms, washed, stems trimmed, and mushrooms grated onto a double layer of paper towels2...

Na’ama’s Fattoush Salad

By Margi Lenga Kahn January 1, 2016

(Recipe dapted from “Jerusalem,” by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi.)  Ingredients: 1 cup Greek yogurt3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. whole milk2 large whole-wheat pita breads, toasted until crisp3 large tomatoes, stems discarded, and diced into in 2/3-inch...

First Fruits Shavuot Salad (Dairy)

January 1, 2016

This salad is dotted with figs, grapes, olives and dates, four of the holiday's seven first fruits. A sprinkle of blue cheese adds a dairy twist.Ingredients:1/4 pound mesclun mix, rinsed under cold water and dried in a salad spinner or in paper towels25...

 

Jewish Community Center café changes menu, management

By Repps Hudson, Special to the Jewish Light August 1, 2012

Herky’s J Café at the Jewish Community Center is about to undergo a remake of menu and management. The reason: not enough demand for kosher sandwiches and salads approved by the Vaad Hoeir. The café, located in the JCC’s Staenberg Family Complex...

Brasserie by Niches boeuf bourguignon, a chuck stew seared and
braised in California burgundy-like wine and veal stock with baby
shitake mushrooms and pearl onions, served on a bed of potato
puree.

‘Brasserie’ offers delicious, approachable French cuisine

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light February 1, 2012

The dictionary defines a brasserie as "an informal French restaurant serving simple hearty food." That is exactly what Gerard Craft, our town's celebrity chef (and founder of Niche in the Benton Park neighborhood), had in mind when he opened Brasserie...

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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Core recipes for the holidays

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light September 21, 2011

Rosh Hashanah, which celebrates the birth of the world, is the most regal of all the Jewish holidays. I can recall as a child being amazed at how different our synagogue looked for the holiday, with the Torah crowns and breastplates polished until they...

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