A very sweet mitzvah, just in time for Purim
Mishloach Manot, sending gifts of food, is one of the four mitzvot of Purim. Here are three delicious pastries for your gift basket.
Mishloach manot, sending gifts of food, is one of the four mitzvot of Purim, together with reading Megillat Esther, giving money to the poor and having a feast. Two out of the four, you might notice, have to do with food. And sending sweets to family and friends became such an important and extravagant part of the holiday in some communities in the diaspora, that the Arabs in North Africa used to call Purim the...
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