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<em>Fusilli alla Contadina</em> New

Fusilli alla Contadina

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 3½ hours
Yield: 4–6 servings

This is one of the most popular dishes at Acqua al 2 in Washington, DC.…

<em>Lahmajun</em> New

Lahmajun

Prep time: 30 minutes + 2 hours rising
Cook time: 20–25 minutes
Yield: 4–6 servings

Jews hailing from Syria, Turkey, Lebanon and surrounding countries took the lead from their neighbors…

<em>Badımcan Kürüsü</em> (Eggplant Caviar) New

Badımcan Kürüsü (Eggplant Caviar)

Prep time: 10 minutes + 3 hours refrigeration
Cook time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Yield: About 3 cups

It’s no wonder that the passion for this delicious spread/appetizer spans lands beyond the Caucasus…

Bee’s Sneeze Nuggets New

Bee’s Sneeze Nuggets

Prep time: 15–20 minutes
Cook time: 25–30 minutes
Yield: About 50 nuggets

These were inspired by a drink served at Booker and Dax, a cocktail bar in…

<em>Kookoo-e Sabzi</em> New

Kookoo-e Sabzi

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

Recipe contributed by Neda Mehdizadeh, who is originally from Iran. Kookoo or kuku is a…

<em>Khoresht-e Fesenjan Ba Joojeh</em> (Pomegranate Stew with Chicken) New

Khoresht-e Fesenjan Ba Joojeh (Pomegranate Stew with Chicken)

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 2 hours
Yield: 8 servings

Recipe contributed by Alfreda Yazdi, originally from Iran. Persian cooking is known for its stews…

Lamb Meatballs with Quinoa and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce New

Lamb Meatballs with Quinoa and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Prep time: 15–20 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Yield: 8–12 servings

Many of us turn to the same staples for every holiday or Shabbat meal: chicken…

That Rye Nectar New

That Rye Nectar

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

Local honey, along with a honeycomb garnish, shines in this cocktail, making it perfect for…

Beef Brisket with Roasted Corn Salsa New

Beef Brisket with Roasted Corn Salsa

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

When you add peaches and bourbon to brisket and serve it with roasted corn salsa…

Spinach Ricotta Kugel New

Spinach Ricotta Kugel

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 35–40 minutes
Yield: 4–6 servings

If sweet noodle kugel isn't your thing, here's one you're sure to like. Cheesy and…

Apple Berry Crisp New

Apple Berry Crisp

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yield: 12 servings

Nothing says fall (and Rosh Hashanah/the High Holiday season) quite like apples. Instead of fussy…

Dutch Apple and Honey Crostada New

Dutch Apple and Honey Crostada

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 25–30 minutes
Yield: 6–8 servings

This is a super easy yet impressive dessert for Rosh Hashanah. Make it pareve by…

Sweet and Spicy Roast Chicken with Carrots, Dates and Pistachios New

Sweet and Spicy Roast Chicken with Carrots, Dates and Pistachios

Prep time: 30 minutes + 6 hours marinating
Cook time: 45 minutes
Yield: 4–6 servings

As far as chicken dishes go, this one, studded with carrots, dates and pistachios, is…

Tahini and Honey Cake New

Tahini and Honey Cake

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 50–55 minutes
Yield: 8–10 servings

Tired of traditional honey cakes? Here's one that has a distinctly Israeli flavor, thanks to…

<em>Polpettone di Tonno</em> (Tuna Loaf) with Horseradish Green Sauce New

Polpettone di Tonno (Tuna Loaf) with Horseradish Green Sauce

Prep time: 40 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Yield: 10–14 slices tuna loaf; about 1/3–½ cup salsa verde

This Italian-inspired recipe offers a fresh flavorful alternative to traditional gefilte fish for holiday meals.…

Roasted Carrot and Sweet Potato <em>Tzimmes</em> New

Roasted Carrot and Sweet Potato Tzimmes

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1¼ hours
Yield: 8–10 servings

Tzimmes is an Eastern European stew of carrots and/or sweet potatoes and prunes traditionally cooked…

Israeli Healthy Baby Mush

Israeli Healthy Baby Mush

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10–20 minutes
Yield: 3–4 baby servings

This is a popular dish for Israeli babies, as it combines grains (pick the one of your choice—in…

Greek <em>Tzatziki</em>

Greek Tzatziki

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: None
Yield: 1 cup

Vacationing on the rural Greek coast with my family, we had plenty of opportunities to give ten-month-old Kai…

Mama Chia Parfait with Herbed Compote and Almond Crumbles

Mama Chia Parfait with Herbed Compote and Almond Crumbles

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

Here is one food ritual I love offering new moms. Each ingredient in this seder-inspired food ritual and…

Israeli-Inspired Mimosangria

Israeli-Inspired Mimosangria

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: None
Yield: 1 drink

What do you get when you mix sangria and a mimosa? An Israeli-inspired citrus cocktail, which will certainly…

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…