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Matzo Ball Soup

Stock: Place the stock ingredients in a soup kettle and bring to a simmer over moderate heat.  Partially cover the kettle and poach the ...


Potato Pancakes

What could be simpler than latkes, traditionally served with sour cream, apple sauce, or both.

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Kasha with Vegetables

Kasha, also called buckwheat groats, is a healthy and delicious whole grain cereal that can be prepared in a manner similar to risotto to...

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Apple and Noodle Kugel

This is a wonderfully comforting Jewish dish from Lithuania that is ideal for brunch, but goes down just as well for dessert. I make it w...


Chicken Soup with Walnut Balls

As a special Passover treat the Jews of Georgia prepare these delicious soup dumplings from walnuts, eggs, and matzo meal. Serve a few in...



My favorite part of the Passover meal is the matzo, spread with haroset and horseradish. This recipe for haroset comes from my friend Tam...


Jesse's Favorite Crispy-Baked Potato Pancakes

My son Jesse has always adored potato latkes and scallion pancakes. One Chanukah, inspired by his love of these two dishes, I revised the...


Potato Fritters

This is one of the most famous of Jewish foods and a specialty of Hanukah. The latkes are served as an appetizer, as a side dish, and eve...


Pasta Stuffed with Meat or Chicken

These dumplings of stuffed pasta in chicken soup—they are likened to Chinese wonton, Turkish manti, and Italian cappelletti—have a prest...


Pasta Dough

Pasta in the old Ashkenazi as in the Sephardi world used to be a combination of flour and eggs with water. Nowadays as in Italy, it is si...

by Claudia Roden


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