This year for Purim, give mishloach manot that are better for the environment and your recipients’ bodies. Not sure where to start? Sarah put together a handy list of tips.
Purim is all about costumes and masks, so shouldn’t our food have some dress-up fun, too? Judith came up with a masquerade meal of stuffed, filled and hidden treats.
For Heather’s second attempt at hamantashen, she decided to go a chocolatey route, but with a special twist inspired by that other beloved traditional Jewish treat: black and white cookies.
Forget the gaudy Purim baskets of yore filled with sugar, sugar and more sugar. This year, Merav is going for something that’s bit more modern, mature and aligned with her lifestyle.
Creative fillings aren’t just the realm of Chanukah sufganiyot anymore. Check out these modern hamentashen recipes. How about halva and Nutella, salted caramel and peanut and even colorful confetti dough?
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!
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.
The Scroll of Esther doesn’t just tell the story of Purim; it also establishes a timeless holiday with customs that are relevant even today and lay the foundation for a more inclusive community.