A sweet apple roll to celebrate the rolling out of the Torah
Apple strudel is the perfect treat for Simchat Torah, since filled food resembles the Torah scroll: covered on the outside and the essence is inside.
My grandfather, Avraham Shraga, was born on Simchat Torah, a fact that earned him the honorable status of a permanent Chatan Bereshit, “Genesis bridegroom”, the reader of the opening Aliya in the book of Genesis, the first Aliya of the new year. And for free!
Vered Guttman is a caterer and a food writer based in Washington DC. Growing up in Israel she took her first lessons in Jewish cooking sitting at the tables of her two grandmothers, one from Poland, the other from Iraq. In Modern Manna, Vered will share a mix of new Israeli trends and old Jewish traditions, sprinkled with a distinct Sephardic flavor. Follow Vered on Twitter @veredguttman