It gets much less hype than gazpacho, but homemade vegan borscht served chill can be just as refreshing. Generations of Eastern Europeans were onto something—whether they knew it or not.
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My entire family is obsessed with red borscht—the kind that looks almost radioactive in color and conjures up memories of Mother Russia. That’s why I’m here to make a case for borscht this summer. Although it doesn’t get as much hype, this cold beet soup is just as refreshing as its hip Spanish cousin gazpacho…
A rebellious teenager, Chef Rossi’s parents sent her to live in Crown Heights. She’s no longer part of that community, but today she is proudly Jewish, feminist, lesbian and fierce.
Dolmas (also called dolmades) are common in Mediterranean countries and are a favorite of Persian and Balkan Jews. You can find them on most mezze platters in Israel, and these days they’re even pretty popular and well known in the US, though primarily found at Greek restaurants. When I make dolmas with my mom for family…
Blintzes are great, but for a Shavuot option that’s lighter on the carbs and sugar, try dolmas. They’re filled and rolled tightly, too… And how about that Torah shape?
With kibbutz wineries becoming a sustainable source of agricultural revenue, Israeli wineries are flourishing, and kosher wines are getting a makeover. Say hello to excellent boutique wines that are perfect for Passover!