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Yemenite Chicken Soup

Recipe by Leah Hadad

Yemenite Chicken Soup

This is a traditional Yemenite soup that was a daily item on the menu when I was growing up. For the seder meal, the cook would remove the meat from the pot and add broken-up matzah—enough to sop up the turmeric-infused broth. Then, hilba, a fenugreek relish spiced with chili paste, was added. It all

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Mexican Shakshuka

Recipe by Heather Bien

Mexican Shakshuka

For this take on shakshuka, I decided to do a culinary mashup of the Israeli recipe with classic Mexican flavors. With my recent conversion to Judaism and my Mexican heritage, this seemed like a fitting tribute to my past and present. The ingredients in shakshuka easily merge with Mexican seasonings—the base of the recipe remains

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Grilled Chicken Tikka Kebabs

Recipe by Judith Rontal

Grilled Chicken Tikka Kebabs

Grilling season is upon us! Light up your guests’ taste buds and your grill with these flavorful chicken kebabs. The dairy-free yogurt marinade tenderizes the meat, keeping it moist and flavorful instead of dry and forgettable. Kebabs are an easy way to cook meat and can be customized to add whatever vegetables you want to

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Moroccan Chicken

Recipe by Chef Zipora Einav

Moroccan Chicken

Many Jewish families in the US are familiar with the traditional Eastern Europe dishes of brisket, matzah ball soup, gefilte fish and chopped liver. I do prepare many of these dishes when my clients request them for Shabbat dinners and the Jewish holidays. However, most of my recipes have Mediterranean-inspired flavors that are becoming more

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Peri-Peri Chicken

Recipe by Paula Shoyer

Peri-Peri Chicken

Peri-Peri chicken, also called Piri-Piri, which means “pepper-pepper,” is the iconic chicken dish of South Africa. Nando’s, the popular non-kosher chain in the US, features this chicken. People agree that the recipe was first created by Portuguese settlers in Africa, when they discovered the African bird’s eye red chili. Yet many disagree whether the marinade

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Roasted Duck with Apples and Prunes

Recipe by Darra Goldstein

Roasted Duck with Apples and Prunes

From Sheilah Kaufman: Darra had this terrific duck at Bodil and Harry Wilson’s Berkshires house. Bodil served the roast duck with fruits, caramelized potatoes and sweet and sour red cabbage. I’ve played with Bodil’s recipe a little bit, using apple cider instead of water as the duck roasts to feature the apples so distinctive of

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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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Nonnie’s Apricot Chicken

Recipe by Gracie Goldberg

Nonnie’s Apricot Chicken

Growing up, it was always a huge deal when we got to sleepover at Nonnie’s (my maternal grandmother) house in the foggy Marina neighborhood of San Francisco. Every time we went to Nonnie’s house we always requested three things for dinner, kasha and shells, donuts for desserts from our favorite spot on Chestnut Street and

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Fesenjoon

Recipe by Susan Barocas

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Recipe contributed by Ellie Ashoori. Fesenjoon (also known as fesenjan) is a staple at Persian Jewish simchas—weddings and engagement parties, b’nai mitzvot and brits. There are two reasons. First, turkey is considered a more luxurious and gamey meat in Iran, and second, walnuts have always been considered a more pricey and festive ingredient (as is pomegranate

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