Author Archives: Emily Wasserman

About Emily Wasserman

Hi! My name is Emily and I'm a writer based in St. Louis. If I was stranded on an island and could request three items of food, they would be avocados, Halloumi and chocolate croissants.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup is the ultimate fixer. It comes in when you’re feeling your worst and warms you up, clears your very clogged sinuses, and makes you believe that maybe, one day, you’ll feel better again. My mom used to … Continue reading

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Pomegranate-Glazed Chicken

I’ve wanted to make roasted chicken for a long, long time. It all started a year ago when I watched Season 5 of “The Mind of a Chef,” a brilliant PBS documentary narrated by the late, great Anthony Bourdain. Season … Continue reading

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Ginger Molasses Cookies

Every year around the beginning of December, I start craving ginger molasses cookies. Honestly, I crave them year-round but it gets worse when the temperatures drop and I want something sweet, warm, and reassuring. I made the cookies last year … Continue reading

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Hearty Greens and Garlic Soup

I have this cold that I can’t seem to beat. It’s really frustrating, not only because being sick is the worst but because I’m extremely impatient. I just want to feel better, already. That’s where this greens and garlic soup … Continue reading

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Rugelach

Rugelach is by far the most popular Hanukkah cookie. The last time I had one was in June in Montréal, but that was more because I passed a Jewish bakery and I couldn’t *not* get one. Fast forward six months … Continue reading

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Latkes

Every time I make latkes for Hanukkah, I have a Proustian experience. It starts when I grate the potatoes and onions but it really gets going once I drop lumps of batter into the hot canola oil. The smell of … Continue reading

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Dimanche (That Means Sunday)

Welcome to this edition of Dimanche (That Means Sunday), a roundup of things that caught my eye this past week. This week dragged on a little, as the week after a holiday generally does. It didn’t help that I was … Continue reading

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