By Danielle Crittenden Frum So you’re planning your perfect Jewish wedding. You’re fantasizing about venues, and of course how everyone … Continue reading Dreaming of the Perfect Wedding Gown? Your Fairy Godmother is in Tel Aviv
My family’s thrown an annual Hanukkah party for at least a decade. I can’t quite remember how it started, except … Continue reading How to Throw an Awesome Holiday Party!
Fig Tree & Vine is thrilled to partner with Blue Box, a fun, unique, and socially conscious gift for the upcoming … Continue reading It’s a Box Mitzvah! Give a Gift Subscription for Monthly Treats from Israel
By Danielle Crittenden Frum I first happened upon one of Maskit’s dresses a few years ago in a beachside … Continue reading Meet Maskit: Romantic, Desert-Inspired Fashion from One of Israel’s Top Designers
By Danielle Crittenden Frum In the rush to prepare the New Year’s feast, it’s easy to revert to a default … Continue reading Three Easy Tips for a Stylish & Festive Holiday
By Danielle Crittenden Frum For the Israelis, summer is not a finite season — just a time when the weather get … Continue reading High-Summer Pleasure-Seeking Before the High Holy Days
By Danielle Crittenden Frum … and safety! The holiday of Shavuot begins this Saturday evening, and ends at sundown on Monday. I’m not … Continue reading Shavuot: If You’re Going to Burn the Candle at Both Ends, at Least Do It in Style…
By Danielle Crittenden Frum Next week, Jews will be celebrating the festival of Shavuot, the anniversary of the day God … Continue reading For Shavuot: A Gourmet Blintz? Yes.
By Danielle Crittenden Frum My late mother-in-law, Barbara Frum, was an avid gardener in a difficult climate. She managed to … Continue reading Shavuot: How to Make a Festive Green Floral Centerpiece
Racing to pour champagne in advance of latkes hitting the table. Photo by Renee Comet for FT&V. It’s … Continue reading Beautiful Ways to Decorate for Hanukkah
Fig Tree & Vine’s Moroccan Tent Sukkah. Photo by Johnny CY Lam. We built our first kit sukkah many years … Continue reading How to Transform Your Kit Sukkah Into Something Awesome
While it’s mid-July for all of you folks (hey, enjoy) it’s already autumn in my head. The High Holy Days … Continue reading A Moroccan-Themed High Holy Days
By Danielle Frum You dream of the perfect Seder just as Bing Crosby once dreamed of a peaceful White Christmas. Everyone … Continue reading 7 Passover Hacks for a Stress-Free Seder
By Danielle Frum I am by no means a professional florist or flower designer, but over time I’ve learned to … Continue reading How to Make a Stunningly Simple Spring Centerpiece for Your Seder Table
The White House Seder 2015. Photo courtesy of the White House. By Susan Barocas Preparing dinner for 25 isn’t much … Continue reading Inside the Obamas’ White House Seder
By Paula Shoyer The Seder of my childhood was hosted by my father, Reubin Marcus, and was very by the … Continue reading PAULA SHOYER: How to Save Your Seder (and Create New Traditions)
We launched Fig Tree & Vine exactly one year ago with a Passover theme, “A Mid-Century Modern Seder.” Then as … Continue reading This Year in Your Home: A Farm-to-Table Seder
By Danielle Frum Mention the words “kosher wine” to anyone who is not an Orthodox rabbi and almost unfailingly the … Continue reading For Purim: Five Wines You Won’t Believe Are Kosher
By Danielle Crittenden Frum Last week I wrote a swooning review of Zahav restaurant in Philly’s Society Hill neighborhood, the … Continue reading The Nirvana of Smoked Meat? It’s in Philly.
By Danielle Crittenden Frum I can’t remember whether I was relieved or upset when my husband-to-be first informed me that … Continue reading A Jewish Survival Guide to Valentine’s Day
Chef Michael Solomonov. Photo by Steve Legato. Many friends have urged me to visit Zahav restaurant in Philadelphia. Zahav is well-known … Continue reading The New Ottolenghi: How Philly’s Michael Solomonov is Globalizing “Israeli” Cuisine
There are those who love challah, and there are others who find the varnish-crusted eggy loaf too insipid, too soggy, … Continue reading The Best Challah, as in Ever?
There are few nicer spots to sample Israeli wines than from the rooftop of Jerusalem’s chic Mamilla Hotel. It’s usually … Continue reading Think Israelis Are Aggressive? We dare you to try their wines.