December 31, 2010

Tap This: Shmaltz Jewbelation

by CJ Mattiola

Just a day after my Holiday Beer post I came across another great holiday beer at City Beer. This one is actually a Chanukah beer! Jewbelation by Shmaltz Brewing Company is an American Strong Ale. Smaltz brewed eight different recipes for the eight days of Chanukah. I was lucky enough to try out Jewbelation 11 […]

December 21, 2010

Slightly Peckish: Christmas Pudding and Mince Pies

by Sakura Gooneratne

You know it’s the festive season when you start seeing images of Christmas puddings and mince pies everywhere in London. This year Heston Blumenthal of the three Michelin starred The Fat Duck in Bray produced an extra special Christmas pudding with a whole Valencia orange inside for Waitrose (an upmarket supermarket) but it sold out […]

December 17, 2010

Tap This: Holiday Brews

by CJ Mattiola

Ahhh the holidays! For me the time between Thanksgiving and New Years is always a huge rush. There’s always year end stuff to wrap up for work, on top of all the shopping and traveling. It can really burn you out. But every year I do look forward to taking a break and bellying up […]

November 22, 2010

ReCPY: Early Bird Thanksgiving (The Booblicious Edition)

by Moto Yamamoto

Thanksgiving dinner has become such a tradition in my household, and we hosted an early Thanksgiving dinner over the weekend. I am off to Florida now to enjoy the sun, beach, and a hassle-free Thanksgiving (if the TSA would just hire HOT men/women at the airport body check points, people wouldn’t complain so much, right?). […]

September 27, 2010

Culinography: Etrogs

by Erin Gleeson

It was fascinating to see these etrogs for sale this week in Midwood– people bring out card tables into the street and sell them between $3 to $40, depending on their scent, and whether or not they have blemishes or stems. It seemed that the more expensive ones were more “kosher”, or approved by stricter […]

September 6, 2010

Culinography: Rosh Hashana

by Erin Gleeson

Happy New Year! Rosh Hashana is this Wednesday and Thursday and is the beginning of the Hebrew calendar. It also kicks off the Jewish high holidays (or holy days). As a way of sweetening the year ahead, apples and honey are eaten; and instead of baking a regular loaf of challah, loaves are baked round […]

June 15, 2010

Culinography: Shavuot

by Erin Gleeson

Gotta love a holiday where everyone gets together to eat blintzes and cheesecake! That’s just what people do on Shavuot, a Jewish holiday that happened recently. I made this still life about the dairy inspired meal that is traditionally eaten on this day.

June 4, 2010

Happy Donut Day!

by Kayoko Akabori

Today is National Donut Day! I woke up this morning in high anticipation for this and walked over to my local donut shop, Colonial Donuts. Love me a glazed donut first thing in the morning. According to Wiki, this day was created by the Salvation Army in 1938, to commemorate the ladies who served donuts […]

April 13, 2010

Culinography: Jewish Holiday Meals-Passover

by Erin Gleeson

During the Seder dinner on the Jewish holiday of Passover (which was a couple weeks back), the bible story of the Jews fleeing slavery in Egypt is read. As the story progresses, foods are eaten that represent different parts of the story. This is a photo I took of the items that go on a […]

March 30, 2010

Culinography: Jewish Holiday Meals – Tu B’shevat

by Erin Gleeson

I am working on a new series of still life photos based on meals eaten on different Jewish holidays. This photo represents Tu B’Shevat, a holiday in late winter when, in anticipation of spring, it is tradition to eat 15 different kinds of fruit, nuts and grains. Tu B’shevat is also known as the celebration […]