About Elissa Altman

Elissa Altman is a regular food columnist for The Huffington Post, founder of the James Beard Award-winning blog PoorMansFeast.com, and the author of Big Food. Her work has been published in Saveur, the New York Times, Northeast Magazine, and other national publications.

Matzo Meal

Matzo Meal and the Foundation of Ancient Egypt

Elissa Atlman finds brotherhood and understanding in, of all places, The Ten Commandments, while making matzo meal sponge cake for Passover.

Human Body

New Year’s Revolution

New Year’s resolutions. We start with good intentions to eat healthy, then by February it’s duck fat and lardons and kasha varnishes.

The Taste of Security

Readings: “The Taste of Security”

A writer recalls the challenges her father faced smuggling chicken fat and chopped liver—Jewish contraband—back home across the border.

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