Hosting Tips

 

How Much Food Do I Need for Friendsgiving?!

Here are some loose guidelines. Feel free to comment with your suggestions for awesome veggie mains, your fav wine substitutes, or your complaints that you need more than 1/5 of a pie person (we don't [...]
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2018 Shabbanukkah Table Picks

It's officially the year of the table runner. If you’re planning to host a Shabbanukkah on December 7th, then it's time to start thinking about your table (less than a month away!).  While everyone will [...]
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Friendsgiving Shabbat: Give Back

Traditionally, Shabbat begins with tzedakah (charitable giving). Even before lighting the candles, we can help "create the world" by sharing our bounty with others. Friendsgiving Shabbat is a perfect time to incorporate this tradition into [...]
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Host a Ballot Party Shabbat to Prep for the Polls

We're partnering with BallotReady and MitzVote to help you host your own democracy-informed Shabbat dinner in time for the midterms! Check out the BallotParty Shabbat Guide below. If you need to submit an absentee ballot [...]
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Meat Me for Dinner

Google a sample Shabbat dinner menu and you'll see that meat is often featured prominently.  Judaism has a lot to say about eating meat: what kind of animals we can eat, how meat can be prepared, [...]
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Nourishing All Your Guests: A Vegan, Gluten-Free Shabbat Dinner

Hosting can be one of the most meaningful things we do to build our community. We invite new friends to our tables, we share stories, indulge in vibrant conversations, and eat delicious food. But sometimes [...]
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3 Lessons from Shabbat on the Farm

1. Start with great seasonal ingredients, and build a menu from there. For this Shabbat on the Farm meal, we asked the farmers what they had ready to harvest, what they had lots of, and [...]
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Help! What’s a good big batch summer cocktail?

Last week, I asked the OneTable team to help me get ready for a big Shabbat dinner event I’m planning that I (naturally) failed to think about until the last minute. Because I work with [...]
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Dreaming of Cheese: Cheese Plate Like a Pro

The Basics 1. Choose Different Types of Milk: cow, goat, sheep, raw/pasteurized, blended milks 2. Different Textures: I like to use 1 soft, 1 semi-firm, 1 aged and 1 blue cheese on all my plates. [...]
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No Small Talk

What’s worse than going to an event where you don’t know anyone? Having to make small talk. Not just once but over and over again. If you are anything like me or most people, you [...]
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