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Shavuot

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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Double-Baked Potatoes with Horseradish and Cheddar

Recipe by Julia Turshen

Double-Baked Potatoes with Horseradish and Cheddar

When I was growing up, my babysitter Jennie used to make double-baked potatoes regularly, which I adored. What I didn’t realize then was that Jennie made them because they were so practical. She would prepare them early in the day and then just warm them later and that was that. If you’d like to do

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Sabbath Cabbage Salad Inspired by Rebbetzin Mushy

Recipe by Nava Atlas

Sabbath Cabbage Salad Inspired by Rebbetzin Mushy

The weekly menu for Jewish Iceland’s Sabbath dinner varies a bit, but there’s usually a cabbage salad. Rebbetzin Mushky Feldman varies it each week. This is a recreation of one I especially enjoyed during my visit. The addition of ramen noodles is offbeat and makes it extra appealing!

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Everything-Bagel-and-Lox Dip with Bagel Chips

Recipe by Heather Bien

Everything-Bagel-and-Lox Dip with Bagel Chips

A few months ago, I was at a Restaurant Week dinner at one of those hip places that is known for taking those classic old-fashioned dishes that make up our culinary memories, deconstructing them and turning them completely upside down and inside out. On the menu was an appetizer that did just that: a deconstructed

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Galoub

Recipe by Leah Hadad

<em>Galoub</em>

This traditional Yemenite fried pita goes by various names, depending on which of the 1,000 Jewish settlements in Yemen one came from. My mother called it galoub or gourse interchangeably, but others call it zalabia or dourdour. The simple fried pita is torn into bite-sized pieces, drenched with warm ghee or samna (clarified butter) and

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Roasted Grape Almond Tart

Recipe by Judith Rontal

Roasted Grape Almond Tart

Tarts are a great way to let fruit be the star of your dessert. If the idea of grapes in a tart has you scratching your head, you’re not alone. But grapes get deliciously soft and caramelized when baked. Try them! If grapes aren’t available or aren’t your thing, you can use any other fruit

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Peperoni Ripieni (Stuffed Peppers with Eggplant)

Recipe by Marcia Friedman

<em>Peperoni Ripieni</em> (Stuffed Peppers with Eggplant)

A beautiful package of Italian garden flavors, these peppers feature a smooth basil-spiked eggplant filling elegantly draped with melty, creamy cheese and a bite of tomato. Use the time when the eggplants are broiling to prep all the remaining ingredients and your baking dish. Inspired by a recipe by Joyce Goldstein in Cucina Ebraica.

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Effortless Angel’s Food Cake

Recipe by Stella Parks

Effortless Angel’s Food Cake

This is probably the easiest meringue you’ll ever make. Just put some cold egg whites and sugar in a bowl, start whipping and then stop before they’re stiff. With a squeeze of lemon for stability, this seemingly under-whipped meringue puffs the angel’s food until it’s as light as cotton candy. The lemon disappears in the

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Labneh Ice Cream with Pistachio-Sesame Brittle

Recipe by David Lebovitz

<em>Labneh</em> Ice Cream with Pistachio-Sesame Brittle

I’ve been eternally fond of Middle Eastern food ever since my hippie days of spreading hummus on honey-sweetened whole wheat pita bread topped with alfalfa sprouts. Once I discovered the cookbooks written by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, Anissa Helou and Claudia Roden, I realized that Middle Eastern cuisine is a spectacular world of vibrant

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