Jews all over the world observe Yom Kippur, and there are many different traditions for breaking the 25-hour long fast. In our home, we have two traditions. We always start with a shot of vodka, a tradition from the Russian side of my husband’s family. After a fast, boy, let me tell you, that shot hits the destination pretty quickly! In addition, we break the fast with “brinner”– breakfast-style foods mixed with various make-ahead salads and mezze. We choose recipes that are easy to prep ahead and throw together (important when you’re weak and light headed!). These dishes are comforting, easy on the stomach, and taste great. Above all there is something so fun about eating breakfast for dinner, don’t you agree?
Here are some of my favorite breakfast and brunch recipes to help inspire your own brinner-style break fast meal! Do you observe Yom Kippur? How do you break the fast?