Arugula was recommended as an ideal vegetable to act as karpas – the bitter green – at the Passover Seder by Amram Ga’on, the ninth-century rabbi and Talmudic genius.
Though this salad is a modern creation, it uses several ingredients that were common in ancient and medieval Jewish cuisine.
Every morning at my house, two things are bound to happen. The first, of course, is breakfast. On the days that I take on early-morning toddler duty, that means splitting a banana-yogurt-strawberry-tahini smoothie with Max. Sometimes I throw in frozen spinach or a spoonful of pumpkin puree to sneak some vitamins into my vegetable-avoidant child’s system.
Delectible dishes on display at Yotam Ottolenghi’s flagship shop in London.
Eighty is an age when many people would be resting on their laurels and hanging up their chef’s whites — especially someone like Joyce Goldstein, the former Chez Panisse Café chef who went on to run her own Mediterranean restaurant and has written numerous cookbooks.