Yehudah, Author at The Luxury Spot's Posts

3 Easy Watermelon Rind Recipes to Try Now

3 Easy Watermelon Rind Recipes to Try Now

TweetWatermelon rind recipes are the eco-friendly and super trendy way to up your summer fare game. Nothing in this world beats eating a cold piece of watermelon on a hot day — the cool sweet flavor inside is the complete opposite of what hold the whole watermelon together, the rind. Usually we eat the red juicy inside and then throw out the rest. But what if you used that watermelon rind, t... »

Creamy Moroccan Harissa Dip Recipe

Creamy Moroccan Harissa Dip Recipe

TweetLove the spice and tang of harissa sauce? Us too, and you’ll want to dip everything from celery to the corner of your next sandwich in Chef Jacobs’ Creamy Moroccan Harissa Dip recipe. If you are looking to serve your crudité, kale chips, or even pizza crusts something other than ranch dressing, this Middle Eastern dip is for you. It’s got all the mild heat, tang, and deep fl... »

Science Says Shakshuka is the Best

Science Says Shakshuka is the Best

TweetShakshuka is the best. Finally the world is hearing her siren song. It’s official: Israeli food trends have taken over the culinary scene and shakshuka is somewhere near the very top of that special list. This exciting development has encouraged Americans to try bold, spicy and savory flavors from the Middle East– and without a doubt, one of the most popular dishes that can now be... »

15 Pickled Herring Facts You Probably Never Knew

15 Pickled Herring Facts You Probably Never Knew

TweetHi, this is suddenly the right place for pickled herring facts. Imagine that? Pickled herring is a dish that goes two ways, either you love it or hate it! The roots of this magical, high-protein treat are Eastern European for sure, but the flavor has caught on far and wide around the world. Here are some cool things you probably never knew about pickled herring: Herring is actually the name o... »

Buckwheat nutrition is real, so load up on kasha

Buckwheat nutrition is real, so load up on kasha

TweetNever had traditional kasha? Now’s the time, because buckwheat nutrition is real, easy, and about to be trendy. What is buckwheat, anyway, and how can I get in on the buckwheat nutrition movement that’s about to pop? I’m about to walk you through all that, but consider yourself already in the cool kids club if you’ve been eating kasha or buckwheat pancakes since the ol... »

6 Middle Eastern Cookies You Need to Know About

6 Middle Eastern Cookies You Need to Know About

TweetChef Yehudah Jacobs walks us through 6 Middle Eastern cookies we all need to try before we die. These Middle Eastern cookies may have funny names, but there is nothing funny about the flavor and texture they pack into each bite. The beauty of cookies that were created in the Middle East is the use of ingredients that aren’t that popular in the United stated like rose water and almond extract,... »

What is Kataifi Pastry? Versatile deliciousness, explained.

What is Kataifi Pastry? Versatile deliciousness, explained.

TweetKaitifi will change your pastry-loving game. If you’ve never had a dish made with this curly, loopy pastry dough– you’ve been missing out. The art of dough making is a very complex art. There are bread doughss, pastry doughs, pasta doughs, and basically any type of dough that you end up baking. In certain areas around the world dough making isn’t only a necessary tradition, ... »

The Complete, Rolled History of Rugelach

The Complete, Rolled History of Rugelach

TweetThe history of rugelach, the sweet traditional Jewish pastry, is a fascinating one. by Bryce Gruber and Yehudah Jacobs Why are so many people obsessed with rugelach? This easily-found Jewish pastry is basically just some rolled up dough with different fillings (they vary from community to community), so why are they so addicting? Like most other sweet treats, it’s the history of rugelac... »

Eating Labne: What is it and where is it from?

Eating Labne: What is it and where is it from?

TweetEating labne is basically a sport in the Middle East, but what is this magical cheese and how is it made? Our Chef Jacob explores: When it comes to from the Middle East, it’s hard to really nail down which cheese would be considered the most authentic, longest-running staple cheese to come out of the region? Labne is definitely one of the earliest recorded cheeses in the region, but the debat... »

10 Middle Eastern Spices You Need to Know About Now

10 Middle Eastern Spices You Need to Know About Now

TweetChef and food writer, Yehudah Jacobs, walks us through the 10 Middle Eastern spices every American mouth should fall in love with now. There are a lot of spices out there, but as any good chef will tell you, it’s about quality and balance versus throwing tons of random flavors into the fire. Middle Eastern spices are exceptional when it comes to delivering crisp, precise flavor notes th... »

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