Our friends at The Nosher created a fresh take on a Hanukkah classic. Latkes are popular among Ashkenazi Jews (Jews from France, Germany, and Eastern Europe) – but this dish adds flavors of dates and tahini from Middle Eastern Sephardic cuisine. It’s the best of both worlds.
In Israel, it is not unusual for guests to drop in for a visit without prior notice. In such cases, they are likely to get a light snack or impromptu meal. In anticipation of such contingencies, one such prepared dish is baba ghanoush, which can be found in virtually every Israeli refrigerator.
Tzimmes is any kind of sweet stew. It usually is orange in color, and includes carrots, sweet potatoes and/or prunes. It is often served on Rosh Hashanah, or the Jewish New Year, because it is a sweet food and symbolizes the wish for a sweet new year.
A favorite Israeli street food, this sandwich (pronounced “sah-beekh”) has cooked potato, fried eggplant, and egg wrapped in a pita. If you aren’t in the Holy Land, though, you can make your own version at home! Our friends at ISRAEL21c show you how.
On Shavuot, which begins the evening of June 8, Jews often eat foods with dairy. They do this because the holiday is linked to the Exodus from Egypt into the Promised Land, “a land flowing with milk and honey.” This non-meat version of lasagna and cheese make it a perfect recipe for serving during Shavuot.
This month, Jews will celebrate Purim, which recalls the biblical story of Esther. A favorite Purim treat are cookies named after the villain of the story, Haman. The Fellowship's Rachel Katzman shows us how to make them.
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