Category Archives: Jewish and Israeli Food

Soup Recipe Ideas

Mar 06, 2018  |  By Sarah Gold
soup recipe ideas

Now that Purim has finished, we are officially on our way to Passover. It might seem a little early for Pesach’s restrictions to already be in place, but there’s one custom that kicks in as soon as Purim ends. It’s traditional not to eat matzah in the month from Purim until Pesach, so that the crispy sheets are a totally new experience on Seder night and you can enjoy them […]

 

Perfect Roast Potatoes

Mar 01, 2018  |  By Sarah Gold
roast potato recipe

For most of us, Shabbat is about two things: family and food. For most people, Friday night dinner is a weekly, unchanging ritual, and a thing of untouchable holiness in and of itself. Vegetarian households like my own aside, the tradition is not to meddle with tradition: succulent roast chicken and crispy roasted potatoes take pride of place on Shabbat tables world over. Our dining room motto paraphrases the wise […]

 

Guide to the Tu B’Shevat Seder and Other Customs

Jan 15, 2018  |  By Sarah Gold
tu b'shvat seder, fruit

The next Jewish holiday is Tu B’Shevat – literally, the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shevat. This year, it falls on the night of January 30th, and is considered the “New Year” for trees (learn more about the four Jewish New Years here). The date was chosen for a very beautiful reason: the middle of Shevat (end of January – mid February) is traditionally when almond trees – the […]