Why Israelis love hamantaschen more than Americans
Poppy seed hamantaschen are perfect; but there's no harm in being a little cheeky with some extra ingredients, is there?
My grandmother used to say "We've been waiting a whole year for this" every holiday about every dish. And there was nothing I waited more for than the poppy seed hamantaschen. I was thinking about that as I lay awake, turning and tossing In the middle of the night, trying to come up with exciting, yet delicious, new fillings for hamantaschen. I woke up with one realization: Poppy seed hamantaschen are...
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