Jewish Food

Jewish Food traditions from  Spain and Portugal:

Jewish Sephardi people like to eat a “Mediterranean” diet that includes: salads, stuffed vegetables olive oil, lentils, chickpeas, fresh and dried fruits, mint, parsley, and nuts. Chicken, Lamb or ground beef. They seasoned dishes with cumin, cilantro, cardamom, cinnamon, saffron, and turmeric, olives, and pickled vegetables, particularly cucumbers and lemons. They drank Turkish coffee and tea with sweet pastries like baklava, honey cake, cookies and they used honey and rosewater to flavor them.

I would recommend that: First,  try to eat at a restaurant that offers some of the flavors of the region. Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Middle Eastern. Second, cook them using shortcuts, like pre-packaged products you can find in the international aisle of your grocery store or online; such as:


Choose to cook/bake foods that can be mixed, rolled, shaped.  These hands-on dishes are the most successful for involving children and friends:  Matzo, Empanadas, Pita Bread, Apple Honey Rugelach, Challah Bread, Meat & Rice Bourekas

But, the most important thing is that by adding a little bit of this and a little bit of that, they will be creating a memory that will last a lifetime!

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