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We knew soft serve would be an integral part of our dessert menu at V Street. We did not, however, realize that a soft-serve machine would cost more than some cars or that it requires about a day’s worth of labor to keep it tuned up each week! But the ice creams themselves are so good, so decadent, so downright unfair, we could never turn back. Halva was the first flavor we introduced on our menu. Its creaminess is complemented by the tart flavor burst in the sour cherries.
Chinese New Year celebrations are in full swing this week. And we can’t help but notice how similar the Chinese New Year is to the Jewish one. Take, for instance, the fact that the Chinese and Jewish calendars both follow the same Metonic cycle (lunar and solar), which allows holidays to fall out roughly the same time each year as they do on the Gregorian calendar (aka the calendar of the secular world). Or the fact that they both incorporate symbolism into their celebrations. Or the fact that food is featured prominently in both.
I was only working with Yara for a few weeks, handing over my job as head chef in a small café in Tel Aviv before we moved to London. I was meant to be teaching her the job, but in the end I picked up more than a few of her great recipes, among them a lovely broccoli loaf with the florets running through the center, so that when you cut it, they looked like little trees. I’ve made several versions, this being my favorite, and I think about her whenever I make it — the life of a recipe. I recommend that you take the time to place the florets carefully upright in the molds to make sure you get a little cauliflower “tree” in the center of each muffin, but even if you don’t, you are still in for a tasty treat.