Pollo Fritto Artistico

I have a long-standing love affair with Florence, Italy. It is my second favorite city in the world, after Yerushalayim, or course, and on par with my native Odessa. Listen to its name – Firenze! – and imagine walking, breathing, eating and drinking art.  You are literally walking on art because the streets are paved…

Pollo Fritto Artistico

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
Tonight is the first night of Chanukkah. I am repeating a Florentine Chanukkah recipe that I published quite a while ago. Happy Chanukkah – enjoy! I have a long-standing love affair with Florence, Italy. It is my second favorite city in the world, after Yerushalayim, or course, and on par with…

Seasoned Veterans and Young Chicken

This post is dedicated to Jennifer, a beautiful lady with a huge heart, originally from Jamaica, and a retired Marine. When I ran the school, Jennifer was my right hand, my left hand, and most of the time, the best half of my brain. As a true Marine, she had my back. I knew that…

Bitten by a Chicken – Honey Chicken Bites

Have you ever been bitten by a chicken? No? Chicken don’t bite? Are you sure? What about figuratively, rather than literally, when a whole bunch of people, almost three million of them, got bitten, that is, obsessed, by the same idea? It happened about thirty three hundred years ago, and those people were by no…

Mandarin Chicken Without a Hat

Let’s get some things straight. Some mandarins are oranges, but not all oranges are mandarins. All tangerines are mandarins, but not all mandarins are tangerines. Mandarins are called oranges because of their color, but not the color of the fruit. Enough riddles? Wrap you head around them as you watch this incredible dance. When the…

Pollo Fritto Artistico

Tonight is the first night of Chanukkah. I am repeating a Florentine Chanukkah recipe that I published quite a while ago. Happy Chanukkah – enjoy! I have a long-standing love affair with Florence, Italy. It is my second favorite city in the world, after Yerushalayim, or course, and on par with my native Odessa. Listen…

Three Awards and a Thai-style Chicken

I am honored, humbled, and totally overwhelmed! When I started this blog six months ago, I have not expected all this! I am honored and immensely grateful to my fellow bloggers for bestowing these awards upon me  – I still can’t figure out for what, my amateurish cooking? my blurry cat-assisted photos? my madcap sense…

Sesame Chicken Bites and Quote #1

I’ve been challenged! I’ve been nominated by a Purple Person for the ubiquitous three-quote challenge. I am unable to resist any challenge, so yes, Beautiful People, I’ll take it on. The gauntlet was thrown in my direction by a funky and unpredictable Melinda of https://purpleslobinrecovery.wordpress.com/.  You will enjoy stopping by her blog; she is wacky and…

Yukh – A One-Eyed Soup

You’ve heard of a one-armed bandit, but what about a one-eyed soup? Hershele of Ostropol, a famous prankster and jester who lived about 200 years ago (I believe I’ve mentioned him before), traveled to another town and went to an inn. “Do you have a yukh – chicken soup?” – he inquired. “But of course,…

Lemon Chicken

Two weeks left to High Holidays, and counting! Even though only two holidays, Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, are commonly called High Holidays, there is a third one, no less important. According to some authorities, it is even the most important – the holiday of Sukkos, one of the three mandatory annual pilgrimages to the…

Pozharski Cutlets

There was a Prince Pozharski, a famous personage who, together with a commoner Kuz’ma Minin, successfully defeated the false pretender to the throne Dimitry, rolled back a Polish-Lithuanian army and effectively cleared 17th century Russia of foreign invaders. Here you can see the famous monument to both of them on the Red Square where sculptor…