Want to celebrate Tu b’Shevat, but not into dried fruits and nuts? Fear not. The seven species were basically made for cocktails. Cheers to whisky (barley) and sparkling wine (grapes) cocktails!
Just because winter isn’t fruit-picking season doesn’t mean that it’s not a good time to make jam. As Tu b’Shevat approaches, play around with store-bought and dried fruits, and practice for summer.
Recipe of the Week
Perfect for dunking into tea or coffee or enjoyed as an afternoon…
Jewish tradition was bucking the “superfood” trend thousands of years ago with its Seven Species, which grow abundantly in the land of Israel and contain tons of flavors and nutrients.
Tu b’Shevat marks the beginning of spring in Israel. The season of consistent, pelting rains has reached its peak, and the previously parched, desert terrain has transformed into a self-sustaining, vibrant land beginning to bud with new life.
Soft, sweet, delicate and underappreciated, dates, one of the seven species, have been grown in Israel for thousands of years and have become one of the country’s most important crops.
Nina and Leon Merrick, both in their upper 80s, have lived lives full of sadness. But despite that, they’ve managed to find sweetness and to nourish those around them—often with food, too.
DC’s favorite fast-casual restaurant, Shouk, shows that plant-based, kosher food can be flavorful, satisfying and loved by all, even those who aren’t vegan. Andrew visits and shares what’s new for the company.