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Kitchen Stories

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Kitchen StoriesEach month, we bring you fascinating stories of survival, reflections on life in Israel and delicious recipes from around the world by Jewish women living in one of Israel’s central regions. These stories and recipes have been collected into one unique and treasured cookbook, Kitchen Stories: The Lives and Recipes of Beit Shemesh-Mateh Yehuda Women. Beyond the rhythm of daily life, we find the ethnic tapestry of modern Israel—from Ethiopia to Russia, Yemen to Poland and beyond. Written by Miriam Feinberg, of Silver Spring, MD, in collaboration with colleagues in Beit Shemesh-Mateh Yehuda and Jerusalem, the book was published by the Jewish Agency for Israel.

Mashwieh

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<em>Mashwieh</em>

Recipe contributed by the late Tamar Katzura. This roasted pepper and tomato salad is just one of the vegetable dishes that accompanies a traditional Tunisian mealtime spread of couscous and

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Kubana

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<em>Kubana</em>

Recipe contributed by Margalit Ozeri. Kubana is the Yemenite equivalent of monkey bread or pull-apart bread. It is prepared in a special aluminum pot with a lid, but can be

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Injera

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Injera

Recipe contributed by Liora Samuel. Teff, an ancient North African grain, is said to be the smallest grain in the world. It is naturally gluten-free and incredibly rich in calcium,

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Yellow Indian Rice

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Yellow Indian Rice

Recipe contributed by Tova Simon. Chicken soup powder is an Israeli addition to rice, while turmeric preserves the Indian color and flavor of the dish. In India, my family used

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