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And that’s a wrap: less in landfill, more in your fridge

Friends and family keep tell me that cooking has reentered their lives in a big way. This is wonderful news, and a definite silver lining of these otherwise tricky lockdowns. Since we’re spending so much

Keep Busy and Preserve Everything

Some people burp their babies during lockdown and here I am burping the sauerkraut. It smells so good! The slow cooker is sending the aromatic bliss of fermented beetkraut borscht throughout the house. The dehydrator

Chicken Soup for the Lockdown Soul

When days get colder, and more covid-y, what better way to lift your spirits and warm your soul than by cooking up a great chicken soup. We had the great pleasure of hosting two amazing

Carrot Tops Pesto and Chimichurri

Because carrot seeds are so small, we generally plant more than we need and thin them out later once the leaves have grown, but what to do with the green tops? They are edible and delicious.

Etgar Keret in conversation

Fly Away with Etgar Keret It was the first in-person gathering for the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival since February 2020 and there was a buzz at the Ritz Cinema as people queued to get up

Shalom: incubating community

Shalom’s 2021 began like most other years, with a flurry of activity ensuring that our Sydney Jewish community had an array of interesting, thought provoking, and impactful events to attend to. But what made this

Classic Cheesecake!

Cheesecake is the ultimate decadent dairy dessert, and it has a special place in the heart of any Jewish baker. It is traditionally eaten on the festival of Shavuot, when it’s customary to serve dairy

Beetroot Gravlax

Gravlax, I don’t think we really need to say anymore than that. It speaks for itself. A staple of the kiddish, a mainstay of the shabbas table and an absolute necessity to make yourself at

Dani Shapiro in conversation with Juliet Rieden

It's a fine spring day in 2016, and Dani Shapiro has just casually submitted her DNA to a genealogy website. She will soon receive the news that her beloved deceased Dad was not her biological

Ariana Neumann in conversation with Scott Whitmont

Watch the interview with Ariana Neumann, the author of When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father’s War and What Remains. Ariana was interviewed by Scott Whitmont. There is a Czech saying – The darkest