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Note: this recipe was part of a book I wrote called Eat Like A Maisel. When I was a kid, I took casseroles for granted. I didn’t understand the complex mathematical formula of nutrition, bulk, and ease that a casserole affords to a parent. You mean, I can combine everything in one pan, throw it in […]

“Bacon & Eggs” Noodle Kugel

Note: this recipe was part of a book I wrote called Eat Like A Maisel. Yield: 2 servings “Half pastrami on rye, half chopped liver on hallah, stuffed cabbage, some kasha varnishkes, and a bit of arugula. Extremely Jewish and extremely hungry. The pickle’s funny.”—Herb Smith. “DOINK.”—Herb Smith “Don’t trust a guy who will work for […]

Kasha Varnishkes

Note: this recipe was part of a book I wrote called Eat Like A Maisel. Yield: 4–6 servings I love Susie’s practicality. She eats a can of beans right out of the pan she warmed them in. But she deserves better. This dish pays homage to the original recipe (open can, eat) but introduces some variety […]

Susie’s Beans

Note: this recipe was part of a book I wrote called Eat Like A Maisel. Zelda deserves a few nights off, for all she does for the Weissmans. 4 chicken thigh and leg quarters (4 thighs and 4 legs)Kosher salt, as needed4 tablespoons (50 g) canola oil8 cloves garlic (6 g)1 pound (453 g) potatoes, 1⁄2-inch […]

Braised Chicken Thighs

Note: this recipe was part of a book I wrote called Eat Like A Maisel. Yield: 2–4 servings Why does everything have to be so sweet all the time? I want bitter. Give me bitter. And sour. Maybe a little salty in there for good measure. I’m done with all the sweet. Where did we go […]

Crème Fraîche Cheesecake

Note: this recipe was part of a book I wrote called Eat Like A Maisel. Yield: 6–8 servings You’ve gotta love Midge’s unwavering support of Joel’s comedy career, especially her knack for getting Joel better time slots. Stand-up can be a grind. In the current New York comedy scene, fledgling comedians perform on “bringer shows”—comedians bring […]

Brisket!

Note: this recipe was part of a book I wrote called Eat Like A Maisel. Yield: 20 blini I love potato blini. Everything about them. They look cute. Even the name itself is cute. Blini. It sounds like a sidekick in a Pixar movie, doesn’t it? Make a bunch of them, and they’ll be your little […]

Blini!

Yield: 2 servings Risotto isn’t difficult to get right. It’s impossible. Cook it too fast, and it’s soupy undercooked rice. Too slow? And you’ll never get dinner on the table. What is it about risotto that makes me want to take a nap midway through? Try as you might to follow a recipe from a […]

Risotto, tomatoes, feta, paprika

Note: this recipe was part of a book I wrote called Eat Like A Maisel. Yield: 16 cookies How much do I love Herb Smith? Exactly as much as Vern, with every bone in my body. He’s is one of my favorite cameos. Such confidence, such charisma, and such poor joke-writing skills. Did anyone else want […]

Brown Butter Rugelach

Note: this recipe was part of a book I wrote called Eat Like A Maisel. Yield: 4 servings How beautiful is this salad! So good. So pink. So salady. But not too salady. Almost no green stuff, save for a few leaves of mint and pistachios, if you can count those. Use the ripest watermelon […]

Watermelon salad, feta, mint, EVOO, harissa

Note: this recipe was part of a book I wrote called Eat Like A Maisel. Yield: 4 servings The Weissmans eat salad more than a few times during the first season. Their tastes generally lean toward a simple lettuce salad—which surely has more to do with Zelda’s laziness than the fact that it’s a prop—but […]

Chickpea and Olive Salad

Note: this recipe was part of a book I wrote called Eat Like A Maisel. Yield: 4 servings Maybe Zelda has the night off. Or you’re more focused on a main item, like the Brisket (page 142) or the Rack of Lamb (page 151). Or maybe you just feel like a bunny. Doesn’t matter. This […]

Butter-Roasted Carrots

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