Recipes

Passover Today: Where Traditions and Memories Unite

Passover Today: Where Traditions and Memories Unite

Passover is absolutely my favorite Jewish holiday. The anticipation of and excitement about Passover begins long before the holiday, nourished by the tremendous amount of work and preparation involved. It’s like adding fuel to the […]

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Perfect Parfait for Tu BiShvat

Perfect Parfait for Tu BiShvat

When I think of Tu BiShvat, I always remember the trip with my parents back to their childhood homes in Hungary and Czechoslovakia. In 1992 and then again in 2001 my mother and father, my […]

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Tu Bishvat: New Year for Trees

Tu Bishvat: New Year for Trees

    This year, from sunset on February 3 until nightfall on February 4, Jewish communities around the world observe Tu Bishvat, often called the New Year for Trees, or, in Israel, Arbor Day. The […]

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Vegetarian Chulent

    The winter in Chicago is always cold, but a few weeks ago it was bitterly cold. Thinking ahead to Shabbat lunch, we decided we definitely wanted something hot and comforting but not too […]

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How a New Chanukah Tradition is Born

How a New Chanukah Tradition is Born

  My mother and father, Margit and Sandor Kirsche, both survived the Holocaust and made a new life in Chicago, but they brought with them the faith and traditions of their families “at home.” For my […]

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Why is Sufganiyot better than Sufganiyah?

Why is Sufganiyot better than Sufganiyah?

Because (in Hebrew) sufganiyot is plural, sufganiyah is singular, and who can eat just one round donut at Chanukah? These deep-fried donuts are eaten in Israel and around the world during this holiday season to […]

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Delicata Squash

Delicata Squash

Serves: 4

Difficulty: easy

Recipes: Delicata Squash for Fall and Winter   Squash is a true American food, indigenous to North and South America. Native Americans introduced European settlers to squash. The name comes from the Native American word […]

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Poached Salmon

Poached Salmon

Simple to prepare and packed with flavor and eye-appeal, this recipe can be made one to two days in advance. Pages 126-127, Food Family and Tradition

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Kasha Varnishkes

Kasha Varnishkes

Hearty, nutty and satisfying, this traditional Eastern European dish combines basic kasha with cooked bow tie noodles. Page 218, Food Family and Tradition

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Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers

A combination of yellow, orange, and red peppers stuffed with a savory meat filling, makes a beautiful presentation for these appetizing entrees. Pages 164-165, Food Family and Tradition

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