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Mother’s Day Dinner at Home? With Food by Mail, Yes!

Food by mail

Mother’s Day brunch at a local restaurant or hotel? Been there, done that… and so has pretty much everyone else. In fact, while brunch, lunch or dinner out may sound wonderful in theory, in reality, it may not feel nearly as special when you factor in that Mother’s Day is the year’s most popular holiday for dining out. Which begs ... Read More »

Expert Interview Series: Aliza Kline of OneTable About the Formality, Fellowship, and Food at Modern Day Shabbat Dinners

Aliza Kline

Aliza Kline likes to build things; she serves as the founding executive director of OneTable, a new online and in-person community for millennials to end their week with intention and create unique Shabbat dinners. We recently caught up with Aliza to learn about the Shabbat tradition as well as the delicious foods which are often found at Friday night Shabbat ... Read More »

5 Tips for Serving Up a Festive Brunch This Easter

Easter

Easter brunch is a beloved tradition. Unfortunately, for many hosts and hostesses, it can sometimes end up feeling more stressful than celebratory. However, it is possible to wow your guests without wiping yourself out, and we can help. Read on for five tips aimed at helping you pull off a surprisingly simple yet sublimely scrumptious Easter brunch this April. 1. Plan ... Read More »

Explaining the Top 4 Easter Traditions

Easter

A magical bunny who visits houses in the dead of night and leaves pastel colored eggs hidden on your front lawn. The dying and decorating of Easter eggs. Parades and the donning of festive bonnets. Considering that Easter is a religious holiday, many of its customs seem decidedly secular., not to mention slightly random. Which begs the question: How did these ... Read More »

Seder: A Marathon Feast and Much More

Passover

The Passover seder is one of the most eagerly awaited rituals in many Jewish homes. Talk to any Jew, in fact, and he/she is likely to have many beautiful memories of seders past as well as high hopes for seders to come. Whether you’ve never attended a seder and simply want to learn more about this religious ritual or you’re ... Read More »

Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Easter & Passover

Easter

Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. What is Easter? 3. What is Passover? 4. How are Easter and Passover Dates Determined? 5. The Foods of Easter 6. The Foods of Passover 7. Conclusion 1. Introduction Regardless of your faith, there are many reasons to look forward to the arrival of springtime. However, Christians and Jews alike both have particular reason ... Read More »

Get Irish Eyes Smiling with a St. Patrick’s Day Foody Party

Irish food

St. Patrick’s Day comes around only once a year, which is why so many people revel in making the most of this annual observance. That’s why Daylight Savings Time (DST) is particularly well-timed this year. Its arrival just five days prior to St. Patrick’s Day means revelers can pack an extra hour of evening sunlight into their St. Pat’s party plans. Not ... Read More »

Seven Tips for Hosting Your Best New Year’s Eve Party Yet!

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The last vestiges of Thanksgiving leftover sandwiches have been polished off. The wrapping paper is cleared away, and Santa is safely settling in back at the North Pole. But there’s still one holiday standing between you and 2017: New Year’s Eve. If you’re hosting the festivities this year, why not try something new by striving for the oft-unattainable balance between ... Read More »

The Many Meals of Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is one of, if not the, most important holiday observed by Jewish people every year. Meaning “Day of Atonement,” Yom Kippur gives celebrants the chance to “afflict the soul” (as commanded in Leviticus 16:29-30), offer repentance, and make amends. Because of the solemnity of the occasion, Yom Kippur is a Sabbath upon which no work may be performed. ... Read More »

Discovering the Extraordinary Joy of Sukkot

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As soon as Yom Kippur ends, it’s time to start preparing for Sukkot. While the two important Jewish holidays couldn’t be more different in tone, they both require ample planning and preparation. Looking for tips on how to pull off the most joyful Sukkot yet this October 17-25th? You’ve come to the right place. What Does Sukkot Celebrate? If any ... Read More »