Inspired by the shape of megilla scrolls, these cinnamon buns (still unglazed above) make mouthwatering mishloach manot, or purim gifts.
Forget those stereotypes about Jews abstaining from alcohol. At Purim, Jews must drink. The Talmud instructs: “A person is obligated to drink on Purim to confuse the difference between the phrases ‘cursed be Haman’ and ‘blessed be Mordecai.’ Megillah (7b). Why not aspire to Purim tipsiness by downing some boozy truffles.
Schmaltz is a key ingredient in the base for Ivan Orkin’s shio ramen.
Joseph Gitler (above) is founder of Leket Israel, Israel’s largest food bank and food-rescue network.