Singing and dancing. Eating and drinking. Stories, costumes and noisemakers. Purim truly has something for everyone. But I can easily name my favorite tradition: mishloach manot, or “sending of portions” of food.
Forced to go gluten-free, Merav mourned and then finally decided to take hamantashen into her own hands…and kitchen, coming up with tasty versions that satisfy even the pickiest of Purim partiers.
Recipe of the Week
Submitted by Julie Silverstein
Hamentashen are the most recognizable delicacy of Purim, a sweet tri-cornered pastry filled with any number of popular fillings from prune to poppy seed. Delight your guests with this savory version of the iconic treat, stuffed with caramelized onions, pears, goat cheese and…
It’s hard to believe that there’s a Jewish holiday that tells us to drink until you cannot tell the difference between the names of Haman (the villain) and Mordecai (the hero along with Esther), but it’s all part of celebrating Purim.
Each week thousands of local school children have little or nothing to eat from Friday’s school lunch to Monday’s breakfast. Make a difference in their lives by helping assemble Power Packs of weekend food.
When Michael Friedman decided to open a restaurant, he knew he wanted to serve soul-warming, honey Italian food with Jewish influences. Now the flavors coexist deliciously at the cozy spot, The Red Hen.