Having enjoyed Israeli falafel for many years, it occurred to me that the basic ingredients of falafel, namely the fried chickpea concoction could be flavored with many different seasonings, not just the usual Middle Eastern ones. So, here is my Italian variety.
Many of the ingredients in this beef brisket recipe will be familiar to Jewish cooks, including the Coca-Cola. However, I find that the addition of the Chinese Five Spice gives this dish a much more interesting layer of flavor.
This is a spring vegetable stew served at Passover in Algeria. The artichoke and fennel combination is served as a salad in Tunisia, minus the celery root and with less garlic, but with the addition of harissa.
Julie is the proprietor of Phoenix, a well-known Chicago Chinese restaurant, located not far from Manny’s, Barack Obama’s favorite deli. Manny’s corned beef sandwiches are legendary. Julie has devised the perfect use for left-over corned beef or pastrami.
During the Jewish holiday of Passover, many households serve turkey recipes. However, since the dietary rules for Passover do not permit leavened products such as bread or cornbread, traditional cooks substitute matzah, which is available in most supermarkets year ’round. Matzah’s texture makes an excellent stuffing, and you definitely do not need to be Jewish to enjoy it during the Thanksgiving holiday.