Potato Kugel

This comes from Byelorussia, a province in western Russia that had a large prewar Jewish population. Potato kugel is a rich, hearty savory pudding–almost a meal in itself.

Roast Potatoes with Rice

This traditional Sephardic dish has always accompanied roast beef or lamb in our house. Baked in an ovenproof glass dish, it can be brought directly from the stove to the…

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Stewed Okra

Okra is a popular vegetable among Middle Eastern and Sephardic Jews in Greece, Turkey, Romania, Africa, and parts of the Middle East, including Israel. Okra must always be trimmed carefully…

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Jewish Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Stuffed vegetables are a traditional way of stretching a meager meat ration, and are especially useful in Jewish cooking because the meat can be either precooked or raw. Stuffed cabbage…

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Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

This is a good accompaniment to strongly flavored meats, turkey, or even goose. Always cook the cabbage in a stainless-steel or enamel pot; aluminum will react with the acid in…

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Borscht #2

Borscht is a delicious beet soup traditionally served in Eastern Europe. Learn how to make borscht with this recipe!

Grilled Wild Asparagus

Esparragos Trigueros A La Plancha – Asparagus served with salsa mayonesa (fresh mayo), sel marina (coarse sea salt) and choricitos fritos (sauteed sliced baby chorizos) is a simple dish. True…

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Thai Style Rice

Thai-style rice is a rice dish made with jasmine or basmati rice, which is slightly sticky and aromatic. This recipe will be your favorite take-out dish at home.