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Shavuot

Sweet Cheese and Fig Strudel

Recipe by Leah Koenig

Sweet Cheese and Fig Strudel

For centuries, strudel was considered the national dish of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and it continues to maintain its powerful hold over Central European palates today. Enjoyed by the wealthy and humble classes alike, the process of hand stretching the dough to impossible thinness, then rolling it with sweet (apple, cherry, poppy seed) or savory (cabbage,

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Barley-Stuffed Mushrooms

Recipe by Leah Koenig

Barley-Stuffed Mushrooms

Mushrooms and barley were fixtures of the Eastern European Jewish kitchen, most notably paired in a nourishing bowl of mushroom barley soup. This appetizer also features the iconic duo, but showcases them a little differently. Here, mushroom caps are stuffed with tender barley that has been dressed up with Parmesan, fresh herbs, and a splash

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Malva Pudding

Recipe by Jack's Wife Freda

Malva Pudding

This South African dessert of Cape Dutch origin is a dense cake soaked in a delicious caramel sauce. It can vary with the additions of ginger, apricot jam, and sometimes brandy or dates. Malva, which is Afrikaans for marshmallow, describes the spongy texture and sweetness of this unique dessert. We bake our Malvas in a

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Fried Cauliflower with Herbed Labneh

Recipe by Michael Solomonov

Fried Cauliflower with Herbed <i>Labneh</i>

This is by far the best-selling mezze of all time at Zahav, which is kind of a big deal because, come on, we’re talking about cauliflower. Fried cauliflower is a staple of falafel-shop salad bars, but it’s often undercooked, under-seasoned and limp from being fried too far ahead of time. Cauliflower is an amazing vegetable–you

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Early Winter Potato and Greens Gratin

Recipe by Joshua Rosenstein

Early Winter Potato and Greens Gratin

It’s not a shockingly new revelation that heavy cream and thin slices of potatoes bake up to be pretty delicious. While traditional gratin recipes tend to stick to gruyere and thyme as the appropriate seasonings, I like to throw in some seasonal greens along with a little bit of sage and nutmeg to really make the

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Joy’s Poppy Seed Loaf

Recipe by Gracie Goldberg

Joy’s Poppy Seed Loaf

My mom doesn’t cook much, but when she does it is usually a dessert. She is most famous for her chocolate chip pumpkin loaf, her pumpkin pie, and this, a poppy seed loaf. Serve it toasted for breakfast or with a scoop of ice cream for dessert. A poppy seed loaf is perfect for every occasion!

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Lemon Cheese Blintzes and Soufflé

Recipe by Emily Landsman

Lemon Cheese Blintzes and Soufflé

Blintzes are a Jewish American staple for the Yom Kippur break-fast and Shavuot. Not sure how to make them? Scroll down to the bottom of the recipe for a video that shows how I make them and then takes it one step further by baking them up into an especially tasty blintz soufflé.

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Leek and Spinach Frittata

Recipe by Dean Gold

Leek and Spinach Frittata

Leeks are a traditional ingredient in the Sephardic Rosh Hashanah menu. In our local area, spinach makes a reappearance after the hot summer so it is featured as a “new” vegetable. In Italy, frittata is traditionally served room temperature in wedges. It is also great served warm with chopped tomatoes, basil and olive oil spooned

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