Articles by Lucia Schnitzer


Love is in the Air

This month, my wonderful niece Elianna is getting married! It’s hard to believe that she’s all grown up and ready for this pivotal moment in her life. I still remember 13 years ago when Elianna and my niece Sarah were flower girls at my wedding. They were so small, and their big, bright eyes looked…


80/20 in Twenty Chai!

Usually, I would have started this column by sharing a healthy recipe encouraging good food choices and nutritional tips, but this year I’m attempting something slightly different. For the New Year (and in life in general) I believe in a ratio of 80/20 in everything we do, and everything that we eat. One must be…


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…


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…


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…


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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