About Arthur Schwartz

Arthur Schwartz is founder of the Food Maven website and former restaurant critic for New York Daily News. He was also a radio personality on WOR Radio and host of Good Day New York. Schwartz also teaches cooking classes in the NYC area and has written several award-winning cookbooks, including Jewish Home Cooking: Yiddish Recipes Revisited and The Southern Italian Table: Authentic Tasted for Traditional Kitchens. @arthurschwartz

A partially sliced loaf of challah on a wooden cutting board.


As buttery and airy as brioche but with a far weightier responsibility than its breakfast chum, challah ensures a sweet new year in Jewish tradition. We’ll break bread to that.

A square of Passover apple cake on a green plate.

Passover Apple Cake

This Passover classic is so memorable you may just find yourself making it all year round. Talk about a godsend.

A stack of cottage cheese chremslach on a blue plate with a glass of orange juice in the background and a fork resting on the plate.

Cottage Cheese Chremslach

If you weren’t fortunate enough to have this breakfast staple made for you in your formative years, you have some lost time to make up for.