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Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup

Recipe by Leah Koenig

Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup

Beet borscht is undoubtedly the most popular sweet and-sour soup within the Ashkenazi soup canon. But this cabbage-based soup, called krautsuppe in German, is just as delicious. It is traditionally served during the cold winter months when a bright, savory potage is especially comforting.

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Aranygaluska (Hungarian Pull-Apart Bread)

Recipe by Leah Hadad

<em>Aranygaluska</em> (Hungarian Pull-Apart Bread)

Hungarian immigrants introduced aranygaluska, a traditional Hungarian coffeecake whose name means “golden dumpling,” to the US in the late-nineteenth to early-twentieth century. This coffeecake is the predecessor of what we identify today as monkey or pull-apart bread, which first appeared in the 1972 Betty Croker Cookbook and was later popularized by First Lady Nancy Reagan,

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Turrón (Spanish Nougat)

Recipe by Sarah Newman

<em>Turrón</em> (Spanish Nougat)

This recipe for traditional Spanish nougat is adapted from A Drizzle of Honey. I am not a candy maker and found that you need to be focused while preparing it or it will become an unmanageable sticky mess. I used aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas) to replace the recipe’s egg whites, and

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Nina’s Apple Cake

Recipe by Sarah Newman

Nina’s Apple Cake

For decades, Nina and Leon Merrick have brought not just a freshly baked cake to meals, but also countless stories of Poland, Ukraine, Russia and extended family across the globe—all peppered with the underlying strength, determination and calmness about the calamities they have survived. Despite it all, they exude joy and warmth—just like this modest,

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Vegan Cholent

Recipe by Sarah Newman

Vegan Cholent

I use a lot of cremini mushrooms in my recipe, but any type of mushroom works to bring a rich, savory flavor to this dish. I also try to use the tastiest and most interesting beans available, many of them heirlooms from a California company called Rancho Gordo. You can use any type of dried

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Peperoni Ripieni (Stuffed Peppers with Eggplant)

Recipe by Marcia Friedman

<em>Peperoni Ripieni</em> (Stuffed Peppers with Eggplant)

A beautiful package of Italian garden flavors, these peppers feature a smooth basil-spiked eggplant filling elegantly draped with melty, creamy cheese and a bite of tomato. Use the time when the eggplants are broiling to prep all the remaining ingredients and your baking dish. Inspired by a recipe by Joyce Goldstein in Cucina Ebraica.

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Gianduja Gelato

Recipe by David Lebovitz

<em>Gianduja</em> Gelato

On my first visit to Torino, Italy, I arrived in rabid pursuit of gianduja, a confection made from local hazelnuts ground with milk chocolate that is a specialty of the Piedmont region. I was also looking forward to having gianduja gelato at the source. Needless to say, I did not leave disappointed: every bakery, chocolate

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Bialys

Recipe by Marcia Friedman

Bialys

Bialys originated in Bialystok, Poland, and were brought to the United States by Jewish immigrants in the early 1900s. Cousin to the bagel, bialys are fun, small round breads with an indent rather than a hole—all the better for cradling the traditional seasonings like onion, salt and poppy seeds. They freeze well and provide a

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Schav (Sour Grass)

Recipe by Jared Polis

<em>Schav</em> (Sour Grass)

Recipe from Rae Keller, Congressman Jared Polis’ late great-grandmother, reprinted from the 1974 The International Grandmothers’ Cookbook: Favorite Recipes of Grandmothers from Around the World by Eileen Weppner.

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Boozy Sicilian Orange Salad

Recipe by Michele Amira

Boozy Sicilian Orange Salad

Inspired by the Sicilian orange salad that is made mostly of oranges with an olive oil dressing, this salad has become a family favorite. If you serve it for Passover, it can pack a lot of symbolic punch. Just remember: this is a cold salad and the wine does not cook out, so nosh responsibly.

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