Purim’s Global Dishes: The Savory Filling of Dumplings and Other Pastries

The Weiser Kitchen™ — Tami Ganeles-Weiser

Purim’s Global Dishes: The Savory Filling of Dumplings and Other Pastries

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Hamantaschen, the overfilled, stuffed cookies, are the hallmark of Purim food, at least for those of us of Ashkenazi descent in America. Sweets in general, however, are common across the globe. The late Rabbi Gil Marks, in The Encyclopedia of Jewish Food, pointed out that, “The emphasis on sweets is… Read More

Latino-Inspired Hamantaschen

The Weiser Kitchen™ — Tami Ganeles-Weiser

Latino-Inspired Hamantaschen

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The palate of Latino food is so vast and so deep that I love dipping into it and investigating often. Purim is perhaps the liveliest and most out-of-the-proverbial-box of Jewish holidays, with raucous joke telling, colorful costumes and heavy liquor imbibing. And it reminds me of the vivid colors of… Read More

A Tip of the “Hat” for Purim, or How I Am Trying to Get out of Making Hamantaschen this Year

Di Grine Cuisine: A Vegetarian Yiddish Eater, at Home and Abroad — Elizabeth Schwartz

A Tip of the “Hat” for Purim, or How I Am Trying to Get out of Making Hamantaschen this Year

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If you’ve been with me since last year, you might recall my touring in France during the festival of Purim, and my search for the elusive patisserie version of hamantaschen (or as I like to transliterate it, homentashn). But the strong influence of Sephardic culture on Jewish cuisine in France… Read More

Samosas and Sambusaks

The Weiser Kitchen™ — Tami Ganeles-Weiser

Samosas and Sambusaks

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Filled savory and sweet pastries, as a whole category, are one of the most consistent foods across the globe and back in time. But each pastry has a unique lineage. As various populations moved around the globe, their pastries became infused with local flavors and ingredients. In the case of… Read More

Kati Rolls: Indian Street Food, Ready for Prime Time

The Weiser Kitchen™ — Tami Ganeles-Weiser

Kati Rolls: Indian Street Food, Ready for Prime Time

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Street food has been in vogue for as long as folks have felt hungry while away from home. There was always someone who cooked something up right on the street corner. It’s hard to travel to any city and not find street fare. The red hot chic-ness of street food… Read More