Recipe: Chocolate and Almond Biscuits

By Sarah Nathan, August 4, 2010

As the school holidays continue, don’t forget the best entertainment for kids is still a baking session. Try my scrumptious chocolate and almond biscuits. They have a crisp outer shell and their centre is soft and gooey.

They are fun and easy to make with your children or grandchildren. My girls loved mixing the ingredients together, rolling out the balls and the best bit, licking out the bowl at the end. Their chewy, chocolate, macaroon quality satisfies the strongest chocolate cravings.


Recipe: Sam Stern’s falafel

By Sam Stern, August 4, 2010

175g dried chickpeas
1 small onion, finely chopped
2-3 fat cloves garlic, crushed
1 ½ tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp chilli powder
2 tbsps fresh coriander
1-2 tbsps fresh parsley/mint finely chopped and dried
Salt and pepper
1 ½ tbsps warm water
¾ tsp baking powder
Sunflower oil

● Soak dried chickpeas in double depth of water for minimum 12 hours. Drain. Dry well.
● Blitz in the processor with onion, garlic, spices, herbs, seasoning.


Recipe: Vegetable antipasti (part two)

By Silvia Nacamulli, July 28, 2010

As promised, here is the recipe for roasted aubergines and grilled tomatoes to complete the wonderful and colourful platter of vegetarian antipasti which we started last time with the roasted peppers and courgettes. The aubergines are normally cut into round slices. However, if you are using small to medium aubergines, you can also cut them into strips lengthwise. I also use breadcrumbs as an optional additional ingredient.


Recipe: Jewish tennis cake

By Clarissa Hyman, July 22, 2010

Anyone for tennis? Don't ask.

I play Jewish tennis, which explains why this recipe is post-Wimbledon. In fact, I play Jewish ladies' tennis: co-ordinated outfits, late starts, mobiles on court and nail breaks instead of tie-breaks. The accountant's wife is in charge of court fees, the optician is there for line calls. There are frequent Talmudic disputes because no-one can remember the score. However, we do have two doctors in our group, which is useful for second opinions.


Recipe: Marinated griddled chicken

By Annabel Karmel, July 15, 2010

Marinades not only add a delicious flavour to chicken but also tenderise the meat. You can marinade strips of uncooked chicken and then freeze them so that they are ready to cook already marinated. Griddling is a very good low-fat method of cooking.

Below is a honey and soy marinade but you could also make a simple lemon and thyme marinade. Mix together 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tsp lemon juice, 1 small garlic clove crushed and a half tsp fresh thyme leaves


Recipe: Quinoa with chicken and roasted vegetables

By Anna Phillips, July 8, 2010

I'm not usually a fan of fusion cuisine - lemongrass-scented kneidlach, anyone? However, I have stumbled across a form of fusion that does work, particularly at this time of year.


Recipe: Vegetable Antipasti

By Silvia Nacamulli, July 1, 2010

Vegetarian antipasti is one of my favourites. This time of year I find myself making it every week or so. It is great served as a cold starter or as a side dish for a summer lunch or barbecue. This week I propose peppers and courgettes. Start practising with those and next time I will give you the recipe for roasted aubergines and grilled tomatoes to add to the wonderful and colourful platter of mixed vegetarian antipasti.

Preparation time: 45 minutes
Serves 6-8


● 4 courgettes
● 4 peppers (yellow, red or orange)


Recipe: Mad Men Meatloaf

By Clarissa Hyman, June 24, 2010

If there was ever such a thing as the Golden Age of Meatloaf, then it passed me by. Of course, that may be because it was less a staple of the Anglo-Jewish than the American-Jewish, indeed all-American, household. There are those who claim meatloaf is one of that country's greatest gifts to gastronomy - that may be taking it a bit far, but it certainly has iconic comfort food status.


Recipe: Sticky tuna with ribbon noodles

By Annabel Karmel, June 17, 2010

Fish has always been one of my favourite foods. I am always surprised how little some people cook fish at home because it is actually one of the easiest foods to cook and one of the quickest. My favourite meal out would be sushi but I do not make it at home because I think that is best left to the Japanese who prepare it so beautifully that it is almost a work of art. However when it comes to tuna, I like mine quite rare. Over- cooked tuna is dry and tasteless, whereas if you cook tuna for just a few minutes it can taste sublime.


Recipe: World cup burgers with chilli onion relish

By Stephen Garfield, June 10, 2010

The World Cup is a serious business requiring preparation, planning, co-ordination and split second timing - and that's just the mealtimes. The idea is to have the food on your lap in time for the 7.30pm kick-off. But what to eat?