Food on Shabbat Questions and Answers

FAQ about Shabbat foods and food preparation: Why do we eat cholent on Shabbat? Is it permitted to warm up a fully-cooked item on Shabbat? And more...

How Does a Busy Working Woman Prepare for Shabbat?
I am a professional. I work a lot. Quitting is not an option, and I leave work on Fridays barely in time to arrive home by sundown. Help!
How Do We Add a Special Ambiance to Our Shabbat Meals?
I work full time, so I can’t cook anything very special for Shabbat . . .
What Is Cholent? Plus: A Tasty and Easy Cholent Recipe
Cholent is a culinary delight enjoyed by Jews of all backgrounds on Shabbat afternoon. Sephardic Jews refer to this dish as "chameen" ("the hot dish").
Why Eat Kugel on Shabbat?
I’m a bit of a picky eater. So, I’d like to know: is there a deeper reason for me to be eating this stuff?
What Are Matzo Balls (Kneidelach)?
Served in chicken soup, matzo balls are dumplings made of matzo meal (ground matzo), egg, oil, water and flavoring