Hosting Tips

 

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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Accessibility and Your Event

So you're hosting a Shabbat! Yay! Welcoming friends and new guests into your home is truly an incredible experience. There's definitely a hosting high after everyone has left that can carry you straight through the [...]
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Jake Cohen’s Shabbat Dinner Series | Last Minute Shabbat

Jake Cohen is a nice Jewish boy who loves food. He studied at the Culinary Institute of America, then worked the line at NYC institutions DANIEL and ABC Kitchen before transitioning out of restaurants and [...]
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