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Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek
Following their bestselling Secret Restaurant Recipes, Leah & Victoria go back into the kitchens of your favorite cafes, takeout spots, and restaurants to bring you family-friendly recipes that are easier to prepare.
Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes Features:
- Over 100 Family-Friendly Recipes for Any Day of the Week
- Secret Techniques and Tips Direct from Restaurant Kitchens
- Exquisite Full-Color Photos for Every Dish.
- Shortcuts and Easy-to-Find Ingredients for Home Cooks
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Gong Bao Chicken – Dini’s Kosher Restaurant
Owner: Chabad Beijing | Location: Beijing, China | Yield: 4 servings | Category: meat
At Dini’s, Beijing’s only kosher restaurant, the chefs cook authentic Chinese food along with traditional Jewish dishes and Western favorites that travelers expect (there’s a sushi bar too). The restaurant is named for Dini Freundlich, the local Chabad shlucha. Local Chinese residents also enjoy eating at Dini’s because they feel that kosher food is
safer to eat; the Chinese term for kosher is “Jie Shi,” “clean food.”
1 lb chicken breast, cubed
3 Tbsp cornstarch
2 Tbsp water
Pinch coarse black pepper
oil, for frying
2 Chinese leeks or scallions
3 Tbsp salted peanuts
2 tsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp sugar
4 tsp vinegar
2 tsp hot sauce
4 tsp ketchup
Place chicken into a small bowl. Sprinkle with cornstarch; top with water and black pepper. Mix to coat the chicken. Let stand for 2 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a wok or sauté pan over high heat. When oil is very hot, add chicken cubes in batches; fry for 4-5 minutes. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels.
Drain oil from the pan. Add soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, hot sauce, and ketchup. Cook until sauce thickens slightly, 2-3 minutes. Add chicken and scallions; toss to coat. Top with peanuts.
Tidbit: Dini makes her own version of hot chili sauce to use in the restaurant. She says it’s the Asian equivalent of Israeli red schug.
Home Cook: We’ve tested this with all different types of hot sauce and they’ve all been successful. Halve the quantity if serving this dish to children -L.
Recipe from Everyday Secret Restaurant Recipes by Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek, reproduced with permission from the copyright holders, ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications
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The user-friendly Seif Edition Transliterated Siddur has a phrase-by-phrase English transliteration alongside the Hebrew text with the translation directly below – so you have the best of three worlds. These selections comprise the essence of the fFriday night Sabbath meal.
Use it! Enjoy it! Have a great Shabbos!
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The Torah provides that outstanding loans between two Jews are automatically nullified atthe very end of the Shemittah [Sabbatical] year (Deuteronomy 15:2). Hillel the Elder observed that the wealthy, fearing their money would not be repaid, refused to lend to the poor prior to Shemittah. This not only caused a hardship for the poor, but was also a direct transgression of the Torah’s exhortation not to refrain from lending (ibid. 15:9-10).
To remedy this situation, Hillel enacted the prozbul, a legal document by means of which a creditor transfers his loans to a court. [Three knowledgeable laymen may constitute a court for this purpose.] Once the debts have been transferred to the court for collection, they are not nullified by Shemittah (Sheviis 10:2), as implied by Scripture.
Since Shemittah nullifies loans at the end of the year, it is advisable to delay writing the prozbul until Erev Rosh Hashanah, so that it will cover all loans made up to Rosh Hashanah. A prozbul should be made before Rosh Hashanah this year.
This Yom Tov, let ArtScroll’s popular cookbooks enhance your menus. With recent releases such as Something Sweet, The Silver Platter and Secret Restaurant Recipes, you’re going to find something perfect to enhance your menus. We’ve picked six fantastic recipes to share from these cookbooks, so download them, share them, and enjoy them.
Appetizer: Duck Spring Roll from Secret Restaurant Recipes
Soup: Sweet Potato Soup from Secret Restaurant Recipes
Main: Honey Roasted Chicken with Squash and Onions from The Silver Platter
Side: Sweet Potato Scallop from The Silver Platter
Dessert: Pomegranate Cupcakes from Something Sweet
Hot Gooey Caramel Pie from Something Sweet
Introducing: The newest member of ArtScroll’s popular cookbook lineup:
Something Sweet, by Miriam Pascal | Desserts, Baked Goods, and Treats for Every Occasion
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR …
… a fabulous dessert to enhance your Shabbos and holiday meals?
… everyday baked goods and cookies to keep in a jar on the counter?
… delicious treats to please every member of the family?
… show-stopping sweets to impress your party guests?
You’ll find it all – and more! – in Something Sweet.Scroll down for a sample recipe and giveaway, then click here for more information and to order your copy.
Reproduced from Something Sweet by Miriam Pascal, with permission from the copyright holders, ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications
Dairy or Pareve | Yield about 3½ dozen
Traditional tiramisu is a coffee-flavored dessert, noted for its ladyfingers soaked in espresso. I reinterpreted this fabulous dessert into cakey cookies, packed with coffee flavor and rolled in coffee-soaked ladyfinger crumbs.
1 cup coarse ladyfinger crumbs
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 Tablespoon brewed coffee (or ½ teaspoon instant coffee granules dissolved in 1 Tablespoon hot water)
¾ cup oil
4 ounces cream cheese or soy cream cheese
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup sugar
¼ cup espresso or strong coffee (see Note)
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups flour
- Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
- Prepare the crumbs: Combine ladyfinger crumbs, brown sugar, and coffee in a small bowl. Stir until combined. Mixture should have the texture of damp sand. Set aside.
- Prepare the cookie dough: In the bowl of an electric mixer, on medium speed, beat together oil, cream cheese, and sugars until smooth.
- Add espresso, egg, baking soda, salt, and vanilla. Beat until smooth and creamy.
- Reduce mixer speed to low; add flour, one cup at a time, beating after each addition, until combined.
- Use a medium cookie scoop (or a heaping tablespoon) to portion out dough. Roll into balls; then roll in prepared ladyfinger crumbs until fully coated. Place onto prepared baking sheets.
- Bake for 10-11 minutes, until cookies are set.
Note: You can use 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules dissolved in ¼ cup hot water instead of espresso.
Plan Ahead: These cookies freeze well in an airtight container or bag. They’re on the soft side, so handle with care when packing them. Defrost fully before serving.
Giveaway is over! Congratulations to the winner, R Retchinsky!
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To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite dessert is! Giveaway ends on Wednesday, September 2nd, at 11:59 pm eastern time. **One winner will receive a copy of Something Sweet.. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via email. Valid email address must be provided to claim prize. Winner will have 48 hours to answer or another winner will be chosen. Limit one entry per person.
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With Tishah B’Av approaching, we want to help our readers prepare to have a meaningful fast. This week we are sharing two free downloads that will make your Tishah B’Av more meaningful.
Kinnos for the Six Million Kedoshim
The destruction of the Six Million is our own generation’s stark connection to the eternal Tishah B’Av. Two great and inspiring spiritual leaders of our time, The Bobover Rebbe and Rav Shimon Schwab composed Kinnos lamenting and memorializing the unspeakable tragedy. Adopted by many congregations worldwide, these painful laments are read on Tishah B’Av.
Click here to download the excerpt from the Schottenstein Edition Interlinear Kinnos / Tishah B’Av Siddur.
A Portion of the Talmud Related to the Destruction of the Temple
On Tishah B ’Av, it is customary to study the interpersonal conflicts which led to the ruin of the Second Temple. One well-known source comes from the Schottenstein Edition Talmud Bavli Tractate Gittin, pages 55b-56a.
May we merit to see the speedy coming of Mashiach, and the transformation of Tishah B’Av from a day or mourning to a day of celebration.
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