Shulie Madnick

A Tu B’Shvat Seder, Sweet and Significant

A dried fruit compote helps a writer connect the past with the present as she recalls her first experience with Tu B’Shvat, an eye-opening seder full of weighty significance.

Honeyed and Spiced Dried Fruit Compote

When the seven fruits of Israel were not available to Jews of the Diaspora, Tu B’Shvat prayers were often recited over dried fruits. Here, a compote recipe as commemoration.

Magic Moments at a Tel Aviv Soda Shop

In a corner of Tel Aviv’s Levinsky Spice Market, a writer falls hard for a little artisanal soda shop and the sweet, fresh concoctions on offer.

A Cool, Sweet Break-Fast Soda

A refreshing fruit-infused soda recipe from an artisanal soda shop in Tel Aviv offers a modern twist on a longstanding break-fast beverage tradition.

Flavors of the East: The juxtaposition of sweet and savory flavors, crunchy and soft textures and multitude of color creates a festive dish that became a Rosh Hashanah tradition.

Rosh Hashanah, Indian Style

FOOD: For Indian Jews, Rosh Hashanah dinner always featured luxurious lamb biryani, made with curry, saffron rice, nuts, raisins, and crispy onions.