And the winner is…

Published On 9 January, 2014 | Food for thought, Kosher, Recipe Roundups

Running my best of 2013 contest has been a lot of fun.  Your nominations introduced me to a number of new and exciting food writers and their websites and it was super cool to see you nominate some of my favorite food writers too.  This celebration of food has reinforced my philosophy that our community of food enthusiast, both readers and writers, is a fabulous network of connectors.

Your votes picked the winners of this Le Creuset Dutch Oven but in the interest of transparency, this recipe was my personal favorite too, so much so that I’ll be posting my version later in the week.  The Internet is lucky that this food writer needed a creative outlet when back in 2011 and her recipes and photography have me drooling over my iPad each time she posts a new recipe.  So, who won this awesome cast iron treat?

Tweet: Join me in congratulating @Jewhungry on winning @ysilver's Most Inspired Recipe of 2013! join me in congratulating Whitney, also know as Jewhungry, on winning the 5.5qt French Oven, kindly sponsored by Le Creuset.

If you haven’t visited Jewhungry, you should.  To get you started, here’s a dinner menu I’m suggesting for the ultimate Jewhungry party!

Savory Thanksgivukkah Sandwich

Let’s face it, it would be a crime to wait 70,000 years for the next #Thanksgivukkah to make these sandwiches. Perhaps these are not really an appetizer, but imagine the smiles on people’s faces when you open your next house party with these savory treats.



The dish that stole our hearts deserves your attention. Perfect morning, noon or night. A meal on it’s own, yes, but often served at Israeli cafe’s alongside more food than you can imagine eating. I’ve loved this recipe since I saw it for the first time and I’ll be sharing my version next week.



This meal doesn’t really need a side dish at this point, but let’s assume one of your dinner guests doesn’t eat salad. These Curry Garganzo Fries with Cilantro Lime Yogurt are one of the newest recipes over at Jewhungry and begged to be included in this list. Make this a dairy-free meal with a yogurt alternative.


berry pie

We’ll end our meal with a gluten free treat for the whole family. Berries, coconut cream and it’s no-bake too. Huge props to Whitney for making this a gluten free dessert!

Congrats Jewhungry!  Your recipe was in the lead from day one and you were followed closely by the Cindy’s Spinach Stuffed Braciole in second place and Chanie’s Veggie Chili and Cornbread in third. You guys are part of a great community of food writers.

If you missed the contest, check out the top 13 recipes you could have voted for and if you’re stuck in the kitchen, go ahead and leave a comment below.  Seriously, you can ask me anything.

Thumbnail photo credit: myhsu

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