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Batata Vada

Recipe by Merav Levkowitz

<em>Batata Vada</em>

Recipe contributed by Elazar Ashtivkar. He shares, “In the Indian kitchen, there are no recipes.” Since it’s all “a little bit of this, a little bit of that,” feel free to adjust the seasoning in the potato filling to taste.

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Sambar

Recipe by Pamela Ehrenberg

<em>Sambar</em>

Recipe courtesy of Tannishtha Sarkar. Sambar is a vegetable and lentil stew often served alongside dosas or on its own. It calls for several specialty ingredients and spices, which you can find in Indian markets or online.

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Piaju

Recipe by Rahel Musleah

<em>Piaju</em>

Indian cuisine, famous for crisp fried specialties like samosas, pakoras and piaju, are fine reminders of the miracle of the oil. We also enjoy fancy confections made from milk, sugar, flavorings and nuts.

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Dosas

Recipe by Pamela Ehrenberg

<em>Dosas</em>

Recipe courtesy of Tannishtha Sarkar. Some chefs advise that dosas be served immediately from the pan. Others maintain that they can remain in a warm oven until serving, enabling the chef to enjoy gathering with the rest of the family—but the delay will cause a change in texture.

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Winter Red Salad

Recipe by Paula Shoyer

Winter Red Salad

This salad gives a blast of vivid color and crunch to an otherwise not very colorful main course such as simple chicken or fish. Feel free to use precooked beets, which can now be found in most supermarkets.

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Bouillabaisse

Recipe by Paula Shoyer

Bouillabaisse

Bouillabaisse is a fish stew that is popular in the South of France and is typically made with shellfish. I have always wanted to develop a kosher version and created a soup, rather than a stew, that is just as filling. It has all the flavors of the original as well—fennel, orange, tomato and anise—but

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Chocolate Quinoa Cake

Recipe by Paula Shoyer

Chocolate Quinoa Cake

I had heard the myth of chocolate cakes made with cooked quinoa and didn’t quite believe they’d actually be tasty. This cake is surprisingly moist and delicious—great for Passover and all year round.

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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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Ajvar (Balkan Eggplant Relish)

Recipe by Paula Wolfert

<i>Ajvar</i> (Balkan Eggplant Relish)

From Emily Kaiser Thelin: Food memories we form as children are often lodged so deeply in our minds, they can stay with us even though the fog of dementia. Alzheimer’s is said to attack the brain in the reverse order of the brain’s development through childhood and early adulthood, so early food memories can be

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