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Jenna Blum: Peter Rashkin’s Latkes with Beet Dip & Horseradish Crème Fraîche

One of the amazing things about creating the menu for The Lost Family was reconnecting with my own. I knew I wanted the book’s restaurant, Masha’s, to be a fusion of Jewish and German food—Peter and his first wife Masha’s culinary heritages, respectively—and, since we’re introduced to Masha’s in 1965, the menu items  would also be […]

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#TheLostFamilySupperClub Recap and Menu

  As fans of food and book bloggers, we knew they would have some creative approaches to recipes inspired by The Lost Family, author Jenna Blum‘s new novel. On June 3, we hosted #TheLostFamilySupperClub:  a gathering of eighteen bloggers at a virtual dinner party to celebrate the book’s release, sharing novel-inspired recipes and creating mouth-watering menus. It was […]

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Jordan Family Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

A potluck in Southeast Alaska serves as a virtual taste-test of salmon dips (this one is a family recipe supplied by my friend). It’s quick, versatile — and if you’re not Tara Marconi, the main character in The Alaskan Laundry, and didn’t grow up in a bakery in South Philadelphia, you don’t have to teach yourself […]

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Mamma’s Pimento Cheese Recipe from Author Susan M. Boyer

Pimento Cheese is a Southern staple from way back. When I was a child, we made sandwiches with it, and if we were getting fancy, we might grill the sandwich in a pan with butter. My mouth waters like one of Pavlov’s dogs at the thought of a grilled pimento cheese sandwich with tomato soup. […]

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