'Arthur Schwartz' on Serious Eats

Simple Matzo Meal Latkes

With Passover coming up, we wanted to know what Arthur Schwartz (author of Jewish Home Cooking and many other wonderful cookbooks) likes to do with a box of Matzo Meal. He shared this recipe, a humble one, he says, that rarely appears in cookbooks. Whenever matzo meal latke recipes are published, they're gussied up in some way—apples are added, sugar and spice is added, grated lemon peel. You get the picture. But these are simple. More

Eggs in Purgatory

The following recipe is from the October 21 edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! Eggs in Purgatory is a wonderful example of how dishes that are considered cucina povera don't... More

Cook the Book: Stuffed Cabbage

And today we have the final installment in this week's Cook the Book series. It's a recipe for Stuffed Cabbag from Arthur Schwartz's Jewish Home Cooking. Stuffed cabbage is easily one of my favorite comfort foods, and though I typically... More

Cook the Book: Hamantaschen

Purim starts tonight, and one of the traditional foods associated with the holiday is Hamantaschen. The triangular treats are said to either resemble the villain Haman's tri-corner hat or his triangular pockets (hamantaschen literally means "Haman's pockets"). Though originally associated... More

Cook the Book: Boiled Brisket

Today's recipe from this week's featured cookbook, Arthur Schwartz's Jewish Home Cooking, is for Boiled Brisket. Boiling beef, of course, doesn't make for the greatest-looking dish, but if you've ever had boiled brisket, you know that beauty is only skin... More

Arthur Schwartz's Potato Latkes

[Photograph: Lisa F. Young; Shutterstock] Today's recipe from this week's featured cookbook, Arthur Schwartz's Jewish Home Cooking, is for Potato Latkes. You basically couldn't write a book by that title or blog about it without highlighting these little fried potato... More

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