Category Archives: Appetizers

Whitefish salad on egg bagel with lox, cream cheese, and sliced onion

Whitefish Salad

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The history of smoked fish and appetizing. Learn a recipe for Jewish whitefish salad with celery and herbs. Kosher, dairy or pareve.

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Falafel

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How to make crispy, delicious Middle Eastern Falafel the traditional way with chickpeas and spices. Includes step-by-step photos and recipes.

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Cheese Latkes

Cheese Latkes

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Learn the history of latkes, dating back to 13th century Italy. Includes recipe for Italian-style ricotta cheese latkes. Kosher, dairy, Hanukkah.

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Classic Hummus

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Learn to make traditional Middle Eastern hummus dip with perfectly balanced flavors, much cheaper than store-bought hummus. Kosher, Pareve.

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How to Roast Garlic

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Learn a simple method for oven-roasting garlic. Makes milder, sweeter, caramelized garlic cloves that add flavor and depth to your recipes.

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Schmaltz and Gribenes

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How to render chicken fat to create the luscious golden cooking oil known as schmaltz, as well as crispy and delicious gribenes. Kosher, Jewish.

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Butternut Squash Soup with Chickpeas

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Today’s recipe is a soup that I adapted from an old Sephardic Israeli family recipe. It utilizes two popular Middle Eastern ingredients, chickpeas and butternut squash, to create a hearty soup that is low in calories and full of fiber. The natural sweetness of the squash really compliments the nutty flavor of the chickpeas. The …

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Israeli Salad

Israeli Salad

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This salad recipe from Israel is versatile and tasty. Persian cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, onion. Vegan, kosher, pareve

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