Sofrito

Rachel Figueroa de Zimmerman, Tablet Magazine, 11/08/2019

Every Friday, the aroma of simmering onions, cumin, turmeric, peppers, and garlic waft up from Jewish stovetops throughout the world.

The Seventh Heaven: Travels Through Jewish Latin America (Pitt Latin American Series)

Ilan Stavans, University of Pittsburgh Press, 10/15/2019

Internationally renowned essayist and cultural commentator Ilan Stavans spent five years traveling from across a dozen countries in Latin America, in search of what defines the Jewish communities in the region, whose roots date back to Christopher Columbus’s arrival. In the tradition of V.S. Naipaul’s explorations of India, the Caribbean, and the Arab World, he came back with an extraordinarily vivid travelogue.

Cache of Crypto-Jewish recipes dating to Inquisition found in Miami kitchen

Renee Ghert-Zand, The Times of Israel, 09/27/2019

New cookbook features unique kosher dishes unwittingly prepared by generations of a Catholic Cuban-Spanish family with hidden Sephardic Jewish roots.

Why are Sephardic seders different from Ashkenazic Seders?

Ryan Torok, Jewish Journal, 04/17/2019

Despite the differences between Sephardic and Ashkenazic seders, they nevertheless follow the same universal framework.

10/14/2019

Recipes of My 15 Grandmothers: Unique Recipes and Stories from the Times of the Crypto-Jews during the Spanish Inquisition

Genie Milgrom, , 01/01/1970

Recipes of My 15 Grandmothers is a collection of recipes and stories from the times of the Crypto-Jews who were hiding and pretending to be Catholic during the Spanish Inquisition while practicing their Judaism underground through the present. The grandmothers of the family devised clever ways to disguise the fact that they were still keeping kosher while appearing to be eating pork.

10/14/2019

Farewell Espana: The World Of The Sephardim Remembered

Howard M. Sachar, , 01/01/1970

They number barely a million today, less than one-tenth of the world Jewish population. But long ago, on Iberian soil, they were the magisters of their people, and the leaven of Mediterranean civilization altogether.