Sufganiyah is an Israeli deep-fried and jelly-filled doughnut that’s traditionally consumed during the festivities of Hanukkah. The doughnut is fried in oil, then filled with either jelly or custard cream, before being topped with a dusting of powdered sugar. It’s by far the most popular Israeli food consumed during the eight days and nights of […]
Shortbread cookies originated in Scotland during the 1700s and are a sweet and simple biscuit made from sugar, butter and flour. These beloved and buttery cookies developed from a medieval biscuit bread that was twice baked and garnished with spices and sugar. Over time, the recipe refined itself and resembled more of what we now […]
Matzo balls are an Ashkenazi Jewish dumpling made from matzo meal, fat, eggs and water, served in a chicken broth. It’s a staple soul food that’s consumed during Passover and Hanukkah equally, for Friday sabbath — and, really, anytime someone is feeling under the weather, especially during the cold and flu season of winter. Matzo […]
Believe it or not, fruitcake dates back to ancient Rome, where pomegranate seeds and pine nuts were mixed into barley mash with raisins. As the recipe began to spread around the world, other ingredients found their way into the recipe, such as honey, spices and preserved fruit. Fruitcakes began to take hold of Europe as […]
Cornbread is a popular and quick-to-make loaf that’s generally associated with Southern cuisine. Sweeter and cake-like cornbread loaves are defined by Northern cornbread recipes and are served with honey, whereas the Southern loaves are traditionally made with little to no sugar, smaller amounts of flour, buttermilk, and can be served with blackstrap molasses. Cornbread can […]
The Festival of Lights is upon us, and anyone celebrating during this time knows one of the perfect toppings for latkes is homemade applesauce. This simple and delicious condiment is packed full of healthy nutrients, vitamins and pectin. Applesauce speaks of winter and highlights the latke, one of Hanukkah’s mainstay dishes. You can eat latkes […]
Traditional African peanut stew, or groundnut stew, is a hearty soup made from peanuts and local indigenous ingredients. This flavorful dish can vary in consistency of the broth, from thick and creamy to a thin quality, depending on what part of the African continent it originates from. It can contain fish, beef, chicken, lamb or […]
During the celebration of Hanukkah, latkes are traditionally made to commemorate the miracle of a small amount of oil burning for eight days in the candles of the Temple of Jerusalem. Potato pancakes have been a tradition since the 1800s, based on a recipe that dates back to the Middle Ages. Latkes, while generally made […]
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