The Big Schmear

The Big Schmear

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Yidstock 2022
September 08, 2022

We're on the tail end of summer and if you are reluctant to let it go OR if you are already planning your next great trip I know you'll enjoy this new episode of The Big Schmear. I'm off to Yidstock 2022 in Western Massachusetts at The Yiddish Book Center

The Everything Spice for Everyone
December 21, 2020

Guest: Chef Laura Frankel Need to spice up  your meals? Here's an easy fix that can be used as your new basic 'everything spice' to change up, well everything: fish, chicken, french's limitless and so easy. And we have some recipes to share too

No Guilt Gelt – Just in Time for Hanukkah
December 08, 2020

Guest: Cheryl Rich Heisler If you are in the mood for fun this Hanukkah then you have to give this episode a listen. Helpful note: you may want to have your own cocktail at the ready. I've invited back mixologist Cheryl Rich Heisler to talk about cock...

Jews & Thanksgiving
November 23, 2020

Guest: Dr. Beth S. Wenger I decided to push the envelope a bit on this Thanksgiving holiday episode. I knew everyone would be stressed with holiday plans, menus and figuring out ways to celebrate the holiday despite all the compromises to put in place ...

Woops…Avoiding Missteps in the Kitchen
November 11, 2020

Guest: Chef Laura Frankel Talking about kitchen safety isn't the sexiest of topics but I thought it would be a great review for all of us as we embark on holiday cooking - whatever that's going to look like this year.

What’s Cooking for YOU on Friday Night?
October 20, 2020

Guest: Aliza Kline, CEO OneTable This episode is all about Shabbat. OneTable is an amazing organization that provides resources for everything it takes to prepare your meal. Their website includes so much valuable information; recipes,

October 02, 2020

Guest: Whitney Fisch We are in the midst of fall and Jewish holidays; my favorite time of year. I loved having a conversation with Whitney Fisch - she's all about Jewish food and family. Whitney has a great instagram account that you can follow,

Will You Bee Ready for Apples and Honey?
September 14, 2020

Guest: Ted Dennard Founder, president and head beekeeper of Savannah Bee Company I love learning about bees. I think bees are amazing and I find their life's work nothing short of fascinating. With Rosh Hashanah coming up I finally had the perfect re...

A New Year, a New Beginning
September 03, 2020

Guest: Leah Koenig It was a treat to spend time with cookbook author Leah Koenig to talk about Rosh Hashanah meals and prep for this very different Rosh Hashana. Leah will even share a great roast chicken recipe with us.

Think Pastrami on Rye, It’s National Deli Month!
August 13, 2020

Guest: Lara Rabinovitch It turns out August is National Deli month so ...find your favorite local deli and treat yourself to a bagel and SCHMEAR while supporting a very important cultural institution.  No deli nearby?