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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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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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Fesenjoon

Recipe by Susan Barocas

<em>Fesenjoon</em>

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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Bee’s Sneeze Nuggets

Recipe by Dorie Greenspan

Bee’s Sneeze Nuggets

These were inspired by a drink served at Booker and Dax, a cocktail bar in New York City. When my friend Rebekah ordered the Bee’s Sneeze, I looked at the ingredient list, took a sip and immediately wanted to turn it into a cookie. While the gin wasn’t obvious cookie material, everything else in the

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Lamb Meatballs with Quinoa and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Recipe by Ype von Hengst

Lamb Meatballs with Quinoa and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Many of us turn to the same staples for every holiday or Shabbat meal: chicken, brisket, salmon. Here’s a recipe to get you out of the holiday-entree rut and spice things up. Lamb makes for tender meatballs, and the tart pomegranates (perfect for Rosh Hashanah!), garlicky spinach and sweet red sauce make it more than

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Beer Braised Brisket of Beef

Recipe by Robert Rosenthal

Beer Braised Brisket of Beef

This delicious and simple recipe transforms an ordinary piece of meat into an extraordinary meal. And there are 10 good reasons to do it. It is easy to make. (And hard to screw up.) It’s inexpensive. It requires only one pot. It produces its own glorious gravy. It makes your house smell really, really good.

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