Matzoh Crack: Bread of Addiction

Matzoh Crack is a snack that I think most people have probably seen before in some iteration. You cover sheets of matzoh with molten caramel, and then from there you can go crazy with whatever additional toppings your heart desires, such as chocolate, nuts, or dried fruit. During the rest of the year, it can be made with saltines or Ritz crackers, but during Passover, Jews everywhere find a way to take a cracker called “The Bread of Affliction” and smother it in sugar. More like “Bread of Addiction,” am I right? This, perhaps, is where the name Matzoh Crack is derived from.

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Comfort Me with Banana Bread: An Evening with Ruth Reichl

Being obsessed with all things food-related, I pretty much leapt at the chance when my co-worker invited me to a talk being given by Ruth Reichl at the Upper West Side JCC. Ms. Reichl is, of course, the former Editor in Chief of the much-beloved and much-missed Gourmet magazine, which was shuttered by its parent company, Conde Nast, in 2008. This abrupt end to the 70 year old magazine, and the turbulent and emotional year that followed, is the subject of Ms. Reichl's new book, "My Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life." I truly believe in the therapeutic power of food, and of the act of cooking, so I was eager to hear what she had to say.

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Drunken Goat Cheese Chive Corn Muffins

There is an old Yiddish proverb that says, “Man plans and God laughs.” What this means is that the universe does not care what you want. You might think you have the perfect strategy for achieving your goals, but ultimately, fate sometimes intervenes and changes the plan.Which brings us to the story of yesterday’s muffins.

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