Artichoke Bottoms with Spinach and Cheese

Artichokes were beloved by Italy’s Jewish community, and stuffing them was one of many ways to prepare the thistles, which were labor intensive to work with but delicious every way, from fried to added to soups and risottos. Spinach was also a favored ingredient of Italy’s Jews. This recipe aims to celebrate those two ingredients […]

Avocado, Spinach, and Pickled Jalapeño Dip

A request for a nondairy “green” dip for Passover this year got me thinking about what I could make using as many fresh ingredients as possible—as well as thinking about Passover challenges from previous years. On the Jewish Food Experience Web site, read my featured post about this new original recipe. PrintAvocado, Spinach, and Pickled Jalapeño Dip Prep […]

Spinach and Ricotta Pasta Rolls

Although they are scrumptious, hamantashen aren’t the only thing to enjoy for the holiday of Purim, beginning sundown on March 4. After all, you need a little something to counterbalance all that sugar, right? According to culinary historian Gil Marks, one traditional Jewish-Italian dish for the holiday is the Venetian Spinach Pasta Roll. This is […]