Mukimame and za'atar patties

Posted on July 23rd, 2018
By Sarah F. Berkowitz for FromtheGrapevine


These gorgeous green soybean patties make a fabulous meal with a side of tahini and Israeli salad.


Living in the South, I hear a lot about fritters and frying – whether it’s okra, collard greens, fried green tomatoes, or one of many other formerly unknown foods. And I have a lot of fun merging these Southern gems with my Israeli roots – like in these soybean patties spiced with Mediterranean za’atar spice. The tahini drizzle is a perfect finish for these gorgeous, green patties, and a side of Israeli salad makes it a complete meal (pita optional!).

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JAMIE GELLER'S NO KNEAD CHALLAH BREAD

Posted on July 16th, 2018
Jamie Geller for The Joy of Kosher



This is the easiest, best tasting challah in the entire world.  This bread is so easy, there is literally no kneading, but you do need to plan ahead.  It is best if you can prep it on Tuesday night so it has 3 days to chillax in the fridge before baking it up fresh on Friday.


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Why Israelis Are So Obsessed with Cottage Cheese

Posted on July 9th, 2018
by SONYA SANFORD for The Nosher for myjewishlearning.com 


The power of food, and cottage cheese, is strong.


Did Little Miss Muffet have an Israeli savta?

What makes Israeli cottage cheese so good? Is it the quality of the dairy in the “land of milk and honey”? Is it its creamy and smooth consistency?

 

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Chicken ‘Crack’

Posted on July 2nd, 2018
BY ELANA HORWICH for JewishJournal


Here is a dish, chicken meatballs, that pays homage to the lost Jewish heritage of Sicily. In the Middle Ages, the vibrant merchant posts of southern Italy and Sicily were part of the Spanish Empire, and hundreds of thousands of Jewish merchants lived there, trading, studying Torah and complaining about the humidity. These Jews traded with Arab and North African neighbors, adopting elements of their cuisines. 

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WARM MUSHROOM SALAD

Posted on July 2nd, 2018
Jamie Geller, The Joy of Kosher


Crispy, savory mushrooms are a delicious palate opener. This salad can be served in smaller portions as a starter or in larger portions as a main dish for warm summer nights.


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