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A Jewish-Style Brisket That Tips its Hat to Texas BBQ

A Jewish-Style Brisket That Tips its Hat to Texas BBQ

We've partnered with Muir Glen to celebrate the season with recipes, tips, and videos that make holiday entertaining easy, elegant, and totally stress-free. Here, cookbook author and food writer Leah Koenig shares the story behind her go-to holiday brisket recipe.

For a tough and rather humble cut of meat, brisket (the slab of muscle and fat surrounding a cow’s breastbone) is deeply and reverently loved. In Texas, brisket is synonymous with barbecue. There, pit masters smoke the meat for an extended time, piling soft, juicy slices onto butcher paper or sandwiching bites of brisket between two ends of a squishy roll.

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Dinner for 20—for Under $100? It Can Be Done.

Dinner for 20—for Under $100? It Can Be Done.

We're highlighting clever tips and tricks for pulling off any holiday get-together without breaking a sweat. It's Your Party, after all, so you might as well enjoy it!

I may live in a tiny shoebox apartment in Manhattan, but that's never stopped me from inviting friends over for dinner. In addition to snowboarding in the winter, trout fishing in lakes, and letting my dog lick my face while I read a good book, throwing parties is one of my favorite things to do, especially around the holidays. I supply the food, my guests bring the wine, and everyone stuffs themselves silly because, well, let's face it—it's sweater season.

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