23
Nov
2012
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Braised Brisket With Mushrooms

photo taken by jspatchwork, on October 9, 2011, CC licensing

Yield: 8 generous servings

Dried mushrooms flavor the brisket as it cooks, then fresh mushrooms are sautéed and added to the gravy just before serving, so they retain their meaty succulence.

1 ounce dried wild mushrooms, preferably boletus--that is, porcini or cèpes; shiitake don't work well here (1/2 to ¾ cup)

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12
Aug
2012
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Cold Fruit Soups

photo taken by VancityAllie, on August 1, 2010, CC licensing

 

Tidbits savory with garlic and vinegar or satiny with schmaltz may pique the appetite, but for many Jews, no real meal begins without soup. So for much of the calendar, stocks simmer on the stove for hours, and out of the oniony fog come golden chicken soup, earthy mushroom and barley, tangy borscht--brought to the table steaming hot.

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