As Sephardic Spice Girls, Rachel and I approach the dessert conundrum with serious consideration.
My son Ariel called me from Jerusalem this week. He told me that he and his wife Rachel had booked a Sukkot meal at the Sephardic House Hotel.
The aroma. The sizzle. The smoke. The smell of a grilled steak is one of the most enticing and irresistible temptations on earth. The taste of a properly grilled steak is just a primal pleasure.
In 2002, Yotam Ottolenghi, the Israeli-born London chef, reinterpreted Middle Eastern cuisine and made it chic, transforming forgotten vegetables like kohlrabi and fava beans into bright, sexy super stars.
The beauty of a quiche for brunch or any meal, is that it can be prepared ahead of time and then reheated quickly.
Every community has different traditions surrounding the Mikvah, but I really loved this Syrian Mikvah ceremony because it included everyone.
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