Legend has it that while part of King Ahasuerus’ court, Queen Esther ate only legumes, grains, nuts and fruit as a way to maintain a kosher diet. Hence: lentil stew to honor her.
Meet flódni, the sweet specialty of Jewish Budapest, a humble, but towering cake of five layers of dough and four different traditional Jewish fillings—apple, walnut, poppy seed and plum jam.
Fun hamantashen flavors coupled with the tradition of misloach manot (gift baskets) makes Purim the perfect holiday for a cookie swap. Ask friends to bring one kind; then gather to taste and swap!
It’s a dumpling party—grab your friends, and start filling and folding! With a variety of fillings (meat and vegetarian), there’s something for everyone. And the workload is lightened when everyone helps.
Did you know that Kentucky’s famous drink has a Jewish connection? After visiting the Bourbon Trail, Marcia realized the corn spirit would be right at home in hamantashen, the holiday of imbibing’s famous treat.
In From Forbidden Fruit to Milk and Honey, 52 scholars (one for each portion) explore the connection between Torah and food. Proceeds from the book support food rescue charity Leket Israel.
The new year for the trees comes right after we’ve rung in our own new year, with resolutions and all. Bring the two together with nutrient-rich fruits and whole grains—in moderation.
Around these parts, Tu b’Shevat falls when the trees are bare and it’s frigid—no signs of blooming anywhere yet. But you can gather friends for a festive and fruity holiday brunch!
Korean potato pancakes start with the same ingredients as Ashkenazi latkes, but the addition of scallions and kimchi add an extra kick. And don’t plan on serving them with applesauce…
Chanukah has never been a big part of the religious traditions of Kavkazi Jews (“Mountain Jews”), but the community’s cuisine features many fried foods that fit the theme of the holiday perfectly.