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Muhammara

Recipe by Judith Rontal

<i>Muhammara</i>

Tu b’Shevat is a celebration of the trees and a time to feast on dried fruits, nuts and the seven species of the land of Israel. Serve this spread at your seder (or brunch) and knock off two of the seven in one dish (pomegranates and olives). Dirtying only one dish, you can even make

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Vegan Sweet Noodle Kugel

Recipe by Sarah Newman

Vegan Sweet Noodle Kugel

Eating less meat and dairy, or even being fully vegan, does not mean forsaking all of one’s favorite Shabbat and holiday dishes. We pass down and make family recipes because such dishes are integral to our memories and experiences. Recipes evolve and change through generations. Cuisine is the food of a culture, and if Jews

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Gamja jeon (Korean Potato Pancakes)

Recipe by Sherry Schweitzer

<i>Gamja jeon</i> (Korean Potato Pancakes)

Raised in a traditional Korean household, my neighbor Rachel married a Jewish man, and their two girls were raised Jewish. Our families have eaten together often, including many dinners of traditional Korean or Jewish food. This year, I asked Rachel if she had ever made Korean latkes. Last year she sent me a recipe for

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Homemade Onion Rings

Recipe by Lori Fish Bard

Homemade Onion Rings

Traditional treats for Chanukah are typically of the deep-fried, oily variety: latkes and sufganiyot.  Chanukah is the one time of year when you get a no-questions-asked pass on the “no fried foods” rule, so why not add these delicious, crispy, pan-fried onion rings to your Chanukah feast?

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Batata Vada

Recipe by Merav Levkowitz

<em>Batata Vada</em>

Recipe contributed by Elazar Ashtivkar. He shares, “In the Indian kitchen, there are no recipes.” Since it’s all “a little bit of this, a little bit of that,” feel free to adjust the seasoning in the potato filling to taste.

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Sambar

Recipe by Pamela Ehrenberg

<em>Sambar</em>

Recipe courtesy of Tannishtha Sarkar. Sambar is a vegetable and lentil stew often served alongside dosas or on its own. It calls for several specialty ingredients and spices, which you can find in Indian markets or online.

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Piaju

Recipe by Rahel Musleah

<em>Piaju</em>

Indian cuisine, famous for crisp fried specialties like samosas, pakoras and piaju, are fine reminders of the miracle of the oil. We also enjoy fancy confections made from milk, sugar, flavorings and nuts.

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Dosas

Recipe by Pamela Ehrenberg

<em>Dosas</em>

Recipe courtesy of Tannishtha Sarkar. Some chefs advise that dosas be served immediately from the pan. Others maintain that they can remain in a warm oven until serving, enabling the chef to enjoy gathering with the rest of the family—but the delay will cause a change in texture.

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Winter Red Salad

Recipe by Paula Shoyer

Winter Red Salad

This salad gives a blast of vivid color and crunch to an otherwise not very colorful main course such as simple chicken or fish. Feel free to use precooked beets, which can now be found in most supermarkets.

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