Every Passover, I bake my German grandmother's signature Hazelnut Torte. In my family, it wouldn't be Passover without it. I included the recipe in Jumping Over Shadows because it is [...]
Purim is coming up — this year it begins on the evening of March 20 — and I’ve been busy planning what to put in my Mishloach Manot, the small [...]
For this weekend's Jewish holiday of Shavuot (celebrating God's giving the Ten Commandments and the Torah (five books of Moses) to the Jewish people at Mount Sinai) it is customary [...]
"The next time we visited her, a hazelnut torte would be waiting on her kitchen counter, glazed in glistening dark chocolate." Story and recipe on page 166 of Jumping [...]
One of my longtime memoir workshop students, David Thoele, MD, is a pediatric cardiologist, but he also serves as the Director of Narrative Medicine at Advocate Children's Hospital because he [...]
I'm in the midst of getting ready for Passover, but I wanted to share that my grandmother's signature Torte made it to Tablet Magazine. Story and recipe here.
Merry Christmas to all who celebrate today and tomorrow! This is my current view when I come down the stairs from my studio in the attic of the Hemingway Birthplace [...]
My version of Oma's Hazelnut Torte on its very own cake stand, used only on Passover For every birthday of my childhood, there would be my German grandmother's Haselnusstorte (hazelnut [...]