Icelandic Jewish cookies: A dessert with a fascinating story to tell

Rachel Ringer, JTA, 08/05/2020

You’ve heard of the wandering Jew, but have you heard of the wandering Jewish cookie?

Matcha Cheesecake for Shavuot? Yes, Please

Carmel Ayala Tanaka, Jewish&, 05/25/2020

One sliver lining of quarantine has been spending quality time with my Japanese father and Israeli mother.

Here’s a Super-Easy Passover Recipe: Make Your Own Matzah

Lior Zaltzman, Kveller, 04/02/2020

Ruth Abusch-Magder of Be’Chol Lashon has been making matzah at home for years, ever since her neighbor in Jerusalem showed her how she and her Sephardic family made them ahead of every Passover.

Moroccan Chicken With Lemon and Olives

Marcella White Campbell, Be'chol Lashon, 04/01/2020

This dish is inspired by a recipe from the legendary Claudia Roden, from her cookbook Arabesque. The deep flavors make it a perfect choice for Passover or enjoy year-round.

Sephardic Leek Patties for Hanukkah

Susan Barocas, The Nosher, 12/24/2019

A traditional fried treat with a fascinating history.

How My Bukharian Jewish Community Celebrates Hanukkah

Manashe Khaimov, Jewish&, 12/09/2019

Professor and tour guide in New York shares history and recipe for Hannukah cookies.

“Jewpanese” Foodie Shares Rosh Hashanah Recipes

Carmel Ayala Tanaka, Jewish&, 09/25/2019

On the menu: salmon teriyaki and miso maple trout.

This Rosh Hashanah, Celebrate With a Classic Persian Dish of Antiquity

Jonathan Hirshon, Forward, 09/19/2019

One of the greatest glories of Jewish cuisine is its diversity - a celebration of the Diaspora that touches upon the antiquity of our people, as the New Year turns.

Light and Sweet

Leah Koenig, Tablet, 06/04/2019

Because I primarily ate rice pudding at these diners, the dish always felt more connected to my Midwestern roots rather than my Jewish heritage. But while researching dishes to include in The Jewish Cookbook—my forthcoming collection of global Jewish recipes—I discovered that rice pudding has a definitive place in the Jewish kitchen, particularly within Sephardi cuisine.


Syrian Lentil Soup

Jennifer Abadi, My Jewish Learning, 01/01/1970

A hearty lentil soup also known as Addes.


Up Your Coucous Game

Joan Nathan, Tablet, 01/01/1970

This Tunisian fish dish is perfect for Rosh Hashanah, or any dinner party

Sweet and Sour

Joan Nathan, Tablet Mag, 09/23/2014

When American Jews usher in Rosh Hashanah next week, most will dip an apple in honey for a sweet new year. Some will eat a date, and others will display a bowl of pomegranates on the table

Rosh Hashana with a Latin Twist

Megan McCaffrey,, 09/17/2014

During Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, food is as central to the celebration as prayer. But the kosher meal on the table of one Yonkers family will have a unique flavor: Latin.

La Reyna del Flan: My Shavuot Offering

Jenny, The Cuban Reuben, 05/14/2013

Holiday Recipes: Latino-Jewish dulce de leche, guava donuts and sofrito latkes

Betty Cortina, NBC Latino, 12/10/2012

Latinos may be predominantly Catholic, but there are also large numbers of Hispanics who practice Judaism.

Eating Jewish: Get ready to fast with Sephardic fish in tomato sauce

Katherine Romanow, Jewish Women's Archive, 10/04/2011

Kosher Persian Cookbook: 'Iranian Jews Eat Halvah on Purim'

Hana Levi Julian, Arutz Sheva, 03/20/2011

What better way to celebrate Purim than with Purim Cookies from a Kosher Persian Cookbook, written by a Venezuelan descendant of "hidden Jews"?

RECIPE: Ghorabeya Cookies for Purim

Miriam Kresh, Green Prophet, 03/17/2011

If there’s one weakness we confess to, it’s cookies. We’ve posted about fruit-stuffed ma’amoul cookies and tehina cookies in previous posts.