Should Hamantaschen Be Sweet Or Savory?
The Jewish holiday of Purim is fast-approaching: In 2018, the holiday begins the night of February 28 and ends March 1st.
The holiday, which commemorates the tale of how Queen Esther spoiled Haman’s plot to massacre the Jews in Persia, is often celebrated in part by baking (and eating) hamantaschen, triangular cookies with a filling in the center that are said to either represent Haman’s hat or ears, depending on who you ask.
As for the filling, the possibilities are endless: Traditional poppyseed-filled hamantaschen, BBQ chicken pizza hamantaschen, unbearably chic-sounding hamantaschen, boozy hamantaschen or even…Weed-Filled Hamantaschen?
Let us know what side you’re on: Should hamantaschen be sweet or savory?
Should hamantaschen be sweet or savory?
— The Forward (@jdforward) February 20, 2018