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Filled with the flavors of the Middle Eastern shouk, or marketplace, these fragrant meatballs have just a hint of heat. They are bathed in a bright tomato sauce and served over smoky freekeh, a wonderful wheat cereal found all over Israel and now becoming popular in the United States. You can substitute brown rice for freekeh, if you can’t find it. Remember, though, that freekeh takes a little longer to cook than rice and requires more water. Whether you use freekeh or rice, start by cooking it first. When it’s done, just keep it warm and covered, until you are ready to serve.
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.