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Apple Latkes

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 6–10 minutes
Yield: 4–6 servings

These apple pancakes aren’t really pancakes in the American sense of the word, but something…

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Jazzier Beet Soup

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Yield: 6 servings

Barszcz or beet soup is usually made with either vinegar or lemon juice, which adds…

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Red Cabbage with Cranberries

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 50 minutes
Yield: 4–6 servings

If green cabbage doesn’t get enough respect, then red cabbage doesn’t get enough attention. This…

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Easy Microwave Applesauce

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 3–5 minutes
Yield: 4–6 servings

We don’t know why people buy applesauce when it is so easy to make. This…

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Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Prep time: About 15 minutes
Cook time: About 12 minutes, plus about 10 minutes for water to boil
Yield: 4 servings

Garlic and oil compete to star in the show here, and the dish is all…

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Apple Crumb Cake

Prep time: 25–30 mins
Cook time: 1 hour
Yield: 10–12 servings

An immigrant from Israel, at first I did not like apple pie. After baking with…

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Simcha Sour

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: None
Yield: 1 cocktail

This is a new signature cocktail created by the bartenders at Artisan Well in St.…

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Roasted Heritage Turkey

Prep time: 20–25 mins
Cook time: 3 to 3½ hours
Yield: 10–12 servings

Heritage turkeys are often leaner and smaller than commercial birds. This means that fast cooking…

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Butter Lettuce Salad with Sweet Potatoes and Pomegranate Seeds

Prep time: 15 mins + 2–4 hours or overnight refrigeration for dressing
Cook time: 15-20 mins
Yield: 8-10 servings

Rosh Hashanah is the usual holiday for pomegranates, but the pomegranates, apparently, weren't prepared for…



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Yield: 8 servings

Construction at Zahav took place during the dead of winter 2008. Since there was no heat in the…


Fried Potatoes with Harissa Tehina

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Yield: 4 servings

This dish happened by serendipity. At Zahav, our Israeli pickles come packed in huge cans with a ton…


Fried Orange Cardamom Rice Pudding Balls with Saffron Crème Anglaise

Prep time: 1½–2 hours + 2 hours refrigeration
Cook time: 2–2½ hours
Yield: 50 1-inch balls

I love rice pudding. If a restaurant lists rice pudding on the menu, I have to try it because…



Prep time: 20–25 mins
Cook time: 45–50 mins
Yield: 35 churros

While I'm a huge doughnut fan during Chanukah, for The Holiday Kosher Baker cookbook I wanted some new…


Giant Fermented Latke with Pickled Herring

Prep time: 24 hours (to cure fish) + 1 week (to ferment potatoes and pickle fish)
Cook time: 35–40 mins
Yield: 6 servings

Latkes are about as standard a holiday staple as there can be. No joke, when asked to submit…


Brioche Doughnuts with Caramelized Apple Compote

Prep time: 20–25 mins + 1 hour proofing + overnight refrigeration
Cook time: 20–25 mins (doughnuts); 2½–3½ hours (apple compote)
Yield: 20–25 doughnuts (depending on how thinly they are sheeted)

Every year as a kid I celebrated Chanukah with the traditions of candle lighting, traditional games, family time and…


Fried Lentil Knishes

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 30 mins or less, depending on size of pot used for frying
Yield: 16 knishes

This is a savory twist on the sweet sufganiya, or doughnut, ubiquitous in Israel during Chanukah. As a…


Beet Fries with Goat Cheese Sauce

Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 2 hours
Yield: 4–6 servings

I love getting creative with latkes every Chanukah, but nothing goes better with fried potatoes than more…


Holiday Fried Rice

Prep time: 5–10 mins
Cook time: 20–25 mins
Yield: 4 servings

Fried foods during the winter holidays? The obvious choices are those associated with Chanukah—doughnuts or sufganiyot and fried…