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Passover Almond Macaroons

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Yield: 3-4 dozen cookies

In Jewish homes in France and all around the world, recipes for macaroons have been…

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Gingered Carrot Soup

Prep time: 5-10 mins
Cook time: 1 hour
Yield: 6 cups

Gingered Carrot Soup is the perfect starter for the Passover Seder. As we all know…

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Matzah Sfogliatelle with Lamb Ragù

Prep time: 30-40 mins
Cook time: 15 mins for pasta + 2 hours for lamb
Yield: 4-6 servings

Pasta is usually out during Passover—not so with this recipe, which is made of matzah…

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Skillet-Roasted Chicken with Parsnips and Fennel

Prep time: 10-15 mins
Cook time: 1-1½ hours
Yield: 6-8 servings

This simple, one-pot meal pairs classic roasted chicken with wintery vegetables, which are still available…

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Mushroom Jalapeño Matzah Ball Soup

Prep time: 10 mins + 30 mins refrigeration
Cook time: 45-50 mins
Yield: 6-8 servings

My grandfather on my mother’s side, Francisco, whom we called Yeye, was wild about chiles.…

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Linzer Tart

Prep time: 15 mins + 55 mins to chill dough
Cook time: 45-55 mins
Yield: 8-12 servings

This recipe may be the reason you buy a rolling pin for Passover. In a…

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Four-Way Meringue Clouds

Prep time: 15-20 mins
Cook time: 1½ hours
Yield: 18-20 3- to 4-inch clouds

I love the art of planning menus for large parties or even just for dinners…

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Matzo-Stuffed Cornish Game Hens

Prep time: 30 mins + 5 hours to make jus
Cook time: 1½-2 hours
Yield: 4 servings

My mom always chose to cook Rock Cornish game hens instead of large chickens. They…

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Quinoa Risotto with Asparagus and Preserved Lemon

Prep time: 5-10 mins
Cook time: 25-30 mins
Yield: 4 servings

Passover food to me is all about the exodus from winter and the bounty of…

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Citrus-Cured Salmon with Horseradish Crème Fraîche

Prep time: 2 days
Cook time: None
Yield: 4 servings

Growing up in New Jersey, smoked salmon became a special breakfast item in my house.…

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Rafi Hakimi’s Sholeh Zard

Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 20-30 mins
Yield: 4 servings

Recipe courtesy of Rafi Hakimi, Panache Catering. This traditional Persian rice dessert is…

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Panache’s Polo Shevid

Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 20-30 mins
Yield: 2-4 servings

Recipe courtesy of Rafi Hakimi, Panache Catering. Polo Shevid is a standard of Persian…

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Filling

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Yield: About 2½ cups filling

Based on the ingredients found in Mexican hot chocolate, this super chocolatey, almond butter-based filling…

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Nan-e Nokhodchi (Persian Chickpea Cookies)

Prep time: 15-20 mins + 1 hour resting
Cook time: 30 mins
Yield: 4 dozen cookies

These are delicate gluten-free Persian cookies, usually decorated with a single pistachio. They are a…

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Café Hafuch

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Yield: 1 serving

For those who choose not to drink alcohol on Purim, or need a cure the…


Lily’s Persian-Style Herbed Rice

Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 1 hour
Yield: 10-15 servings

The first time I had this flavorful dish I was in California while helping to prepare a family…


Carciofi alla Giudia (Jewish-Style Artichokes)

Prep time: 40-45 mins
Cook time: 20-25 mins
Yield: 4 servings

It seems that any dish that has the word Jewish in its name is fried. “Jewish fish” is…


Moroccan-Style Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms

Prep time:
Cook time:
Yield: 12-15 artichokes

Stuffed artichoke bottoms (left in the photo above), prepared by the Moroccan side of my family, always made…


Turkish Spinach Pie

Prep time: 15-20 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Yield: 6-8 servings

This recipe has its roots in both Greece and Turkey, where my family lived for many generations. Traditionally…


Caribbean Compote

Prep time: 10-15 mins + 2-3 hours refrigeration
Cook time: None
Yield: 6 servings

Compote is typically fruit poached in sugar (Ashkenazi) or a dish of soaked dried fruit (Sephardi and Mizrahi)…


Florence Golden’s Gourmet Mandelbrot

Prep time: 10-15 mins
Cook time: 45-50 mins
Yield: 5 dozen cookies


Florence Golden’s Apple Cake

Prep time: 20-25 mins
Cook time: 1 hour and 20 mins
Yield: 12-15 servings


Kaak Ma’amoul

Prep time: 15-20 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Yield: 20–30 cookies

I recreated the kaak ma’amoul (“filled cookies” in Arabic) that I ate in Bethlehem as soon as I…


Mid-Atlantic Tu b’Shevat Salad

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: None
Yield: 4-6 servings

It's true that Asian pears and pomegranates are not in season at the moment (but then not much…