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Crispy Baked Falafel

Crispy Baked Falafel

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Yield: 20 2-inch patties

Falafel is a traditional Middle Eastern patty made out of chickpeas. They are typically deep-fried, which makes it…

Fried Baby Chicken (<em>Backhendl</em>)

Fried Baby Chicken (Backhendl)

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yield: 8 servings

Recipe contributed by Anita Zweig. Anita is the grandmother of a friend of ours, and one of the…

Hot Gingerbread Cake with Egg Sauce

Hot Gingerbread Cake with Egg Sauce

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Yield: 10 servings

Recipe contributed by Gloria Jacobson Pink. We understand why this is Gloria’s grandchildren’s favorite cake. And why they…

<em>Balaboosta Borscht</em>

Balaboosta Borscht

Prep time: 10 minutes + cooling
Cook time: 40–50 minutes
Yield: 4–6 servings

My entire family is obsessed with red borscht—the kind that looks almost radioactive in color and conjures up…

Fish Fillets with Shiitake and Bamboo Shoots

Fish Fillets with Shiitake and Bamboo Shoots

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Yield: 6 servings

Recipe courtesy of Yuki Turk, a member of the Tokyo JCC. This is Yuki Turk’s grandmother’s recipe. According…

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Yield: 12–16 slices

Recipe courtesy of Sheri Gillman, a member of the Tokyo JCC. Sour cream makes this coffee cake incredibly…

Eggplant “Meatball” <em>Banh Mi</em> Vietnamese Sandwich

Eggplant “Meatball” Banh Mi Vietnamese Sandwich

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

The Vietnamese banh mi sandwich has taken the culinary world by storm. This eggplant “meatball” version is a…

Quick Vinegar Daikon and Carrot Pickles

Quick Vinegar Daikon and Carrot Pickles

Prep time: 15 minutes + 30 minutes salting + 2 hours steeping
Cook time: None
Yield: 1 quart

Many cultures use a similar pickling method. Daikon radish and carrots are a popular duo for Vietnamese noodle…

Spicy Fried Okra

Spicy Fried Okra

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Infamous for its slimy texture, okra is far from everyone's favorite vegetable, but this dish just might convert…