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How To Spatchcock A Chicken

August 21, 2015 | 1 Comments

Before last week, I’d never spatchcocked anything.  Not a turkey, nor a chicken, but I did know that this technique that is a nice way of saying “removing the backbone and laying the bird flat”...

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Today’s post comes to you from New York City.  I’m on the East Coast for this year’s Kosher Food and Wine Experience and if it’s anything like last year’s event, it really will be a...

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Shnitzelonim, Chips & Affligem

December 16, 2013 | 23 Comments

It’s 2005.  I have just moved to Israel.  I wake up on foam mattress on the floor of my friend’s three room apartment.  A small three room apartment that is home to seven people.  As...

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Naan Pizza with Zaatar and Eggplant

June 25, 2013 | 11 Comments

There has been a lot going on at This American Bite recently — you’ll noticed the new look of the site. I love it… and I am pleased with the new design, but this was a...

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In our home, dinner for two can become dinner for six in an instant. A friend might be in town or a neighbor might knock on the door, and 9 out of 10 times, I...

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Hummus Salad

Deconstructed Hummus Salad

March 4, 2013 | 16 Comments

Sometimes you want something quick and easy, a short cut that will get you most of the way there.  Last night, in the midst of my hummus prep, I ran out of steam and with my...

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Thirteen years ago, Malcolm Gladwell’s popular science book, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference  hit the shelves.  I first heard of the book when I was new to life in...

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vegetarian felafel

Falafel Recipe

January 31, 2013 | 13 Comments

If you’ve spent any time in Israel, you’ll have an opinion on where to get the best falafel in the county.  In Jerusalem alone I had a favorite falafel vendor in four different neighborhoods, all...

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