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North-African Style Spicy Fish

Recipe by Marcia Friedman

North-African Style Spicy Fish

Jewish communities across North Africa—in Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia—had regionally influenced variations of white fish poached in a spicy red sauce. Versions of this dish were served at Shabbat dinners, and today it’s enjoyed across Israel. This boldly-flavored rendition comes together easily and can be an appetizer or main dish.

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Apple and Jam Oil Cake

Recipe by Monday Morning Cooking Club

Apple and Jam Oil Cake

Recipe from Now for Something Sweet by the Monday Morning Cooking Club, contributed by Yolan Frank: Merelyn’s mother, Yolan Frank, seemed to make an apple cake every week. This was her regular when Merelyn was young, but it was later superseded by her apple pie, featured in The Feast Goes On. Dairy free, rustic and

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Savory Walnut Biscuits

Recipe by Monday Morning Cooking Club

Savory Walnut Biscuits

Recipe from Now for Something Sweet by the Monday Morning Cooking Club, contributed by Adam Wolfers: These biscuits are inspired by the sweet nut kipferl Adam’s Viennese grandmother used to make. They are really all about the walnuts, so use the best quality you can find. Walnuts have a short shelf life and turn rancid

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Pomegroni

Recipe by Adeena Sussman

Pomegroni

As I juiced my millionth pomegranate of the winter using the hand-cranked press that sits on our counter, it occurred to me: Who needs Campari when you’ve got fresh pomegranate juice? The fruit’s tannic, sweet-bitter taste stands in perfectly for the classic Italian aperitif, especially with a shake or two of bitters to steer the

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Chewy Tahini Blondies

Recipe by Adeena Sussman

Chewy Tahini Blondies

I’ve made these so many times, so you won’t have to. On the surface this seems like a dead-simple recipe, but it took quite a bit of tinkering to nail. Tahini has a complex molecular structure made up of lots of tiny carbohydrate molecules that cling to liquid for dear life, seizing up the way

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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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Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Rugelach

Recipe by Heather Bien

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Rugelach

I embarked on this project in hopes of incorporating the flavors of my Southern upbringing—pecans, bourbon—into that beloved cookie of my adopted Jewish culture. Doesn’t barely sweet cream-cheese dough wrapped around a rich pecan filling sound like a match made in heaven? That’s because it is.

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Ritual Challah

Recipe by Beth Ricanati

Ritual Challah

I share this recipe with a nod to the Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Manhattan. I have adapted and used this recipe of theirs, which a friend of mine shared with me, since the first time I made challah so long ago. Specifically, she said that it was used in a Mommy and Me cooking

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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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