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Roasted Tzimmes

Recipe by Carla Hall

Roasted Tzimmes

I developed this recipe for Beaver Creek WinterFest. We were serving buffalo, and I remembered the first time I had had tzimmes at a restaurant in DC years before. It was a simple dish—dates with sweet potatoes and the carrots—and I thought, Oh, I’ve never had this before and people said, “That’s tzimmes.” It was

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Cacio e Pepe

Recipe by Mikey Fabian

<em>Cacio e Pepe</em>

There’s nothing like homemade pasta, but if it’s too much work, you can use a box of spaghetti for this recipe. If you go that route, cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package, minus one minute. Prepare the sauce while the pasta is in the water.

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Chocolate-Hazelnut Semifreddo

Recipe by Alon Shaya

Chocolate-Hazelnut Semifreddo

I worked the dessert station at Al Vedel for a while, cranking out semifreddo (“half-cold” in Italian), zabaglione and tiramisù to the kitchen’s sound track of Michael Bublé and Frank Sinatra. Those desserts inspired this nutty custard, which is a lot like ice cream or gelato, but made without any special appliances beyond a candy

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Hungarian Jewish Flódni Cake

Recipe by Leah Hadad

Hungarian Jewish <em>Flódni</em> Cake

On a visit to Hungary last summer, I discovered flódni, a traditional cake of Jewish Budapest. The Jewish community preserved the flódni tradition, which now has a wider audience in the Hungarian beyond the Jewish community and has come to symbolize the diversity of Hungarian society. With five layers of dough and four distinct fillings—poppy

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Hana’s Apple Cake

Recipe by Ariel Pasternak

Hana’s Apple Cake

This recipe comes from my family in Israel, so the transliteration is not great and the measurements aren’t exactly right, but I’ve tweaked them to the extent that I can to get consistent results. It’s my favorite cake for Rosh Hashanah.

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Mandelkrans (Swedish Almond Wreaths)

Recipe by Darra Goldstein

<i>Mandelkrans</i> (Swedish Almond Wreaths)

From Sheilah Kaufman: Thankfully, the art of baking is alive and well in Scandinavia, where coffee breaks are a cherished part of the day. Darra says, “Anything with almond paste makes me swoon, and this beautiful wreath is a particular favorite.”

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Smoked Matzah Ball Soup

Recipe by Rooster Soup Co.

Smoked Matzah Ball Soup

Of the soups, salads, sandwiches, milkshakes and blue-plate specials served at Rooster Soup Company, the bestseller is the smoked matzah ball soup. “Smoke is a big part of the Jewish palette, whether it’s pastrami or smoked salmon, so we knew that we wanted to do a matzah ball soup and put our twist on it,”

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Galician Pear Butter

Recipe by Emily Paster

Galician Pear Butter

Applesauce is one of the best-known and best-loved Jewish preserves because it is one of the two traditional toppings, the other being sour cream, for potato latkes. While there is nothing wrong with applesauce, this year, why not expand your culinary horizons and top your latkes with the delicate sweetness and creamy texture of Galician

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