Articles by Lucia Schnitzer


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Chef’s Corner: Oy Vey, OLÉ

“Oh Chanukah, oh Chanukah, come light the menorah, let’s have a Jewish-Mexican festival, we’ll all dance the lambada.” Well, in my house anyway! If you have been a guest of mine for the holidays, you walk away with a Jewish-Mexican experience. It has taken me a while to convert all my childhood Mexican recipes to…

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Chef’s Corner: It’s Finally Fall

Fall is here, and the weather is finally starting to cool down. Neighbors are coming out, people are walking, running, strolling, and everyone seems to be more pleasant and happier these days. With the holidays right around the corner, we are preparing ourselves for families to come together once again. We will be feasting, laughing…

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Chef’s Corner: Shakshuka, an Israeli specialty

May 1 is Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day. Celebrate the occasion by making shakshuka, a dish that closely competes with hummus and falafel as an Israeli staple. Originally introduced to Israel by Libyan and Tunisian Jews in the 1950s, shakshuka has since become a favorite for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Israel is truly a melting…

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Chef’s Corner: Happy Campers

It’s hard to believe that we’re talking “camp” again. I haven’t even begun to think about what I’m doing next week, let alone this summer! But like most of us, we just get it done along with all the applications for schools and scholarships, not to mention filing our taxes. Personal assistant, anyone? I love…

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Chef’s Corner: Here’s to you!

It’s a new year, which means a new chapter. An opportune time to reflect, and project, what we want different for ourselves in the upcoming year. I had an epiphany this past summer while sitting at the beach and had clarity on what needed to change for me. Being a wife, mother and business owner,…

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Happy Hanukkah!

Hanukkah enlightens and revives for me the many faces of miracles that reveal themselves every day: my children, life, health, love and so many more. It’s the gratitude that builds up inside that reflects an everlasting flame that flickers and bursts each time I witness G-d’s grace in my life and in others. The oil…

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