When in Purim, Eat Like the Persians

Most traditional Ashkenazi Purim treats have something to do with Haman's body, but the Persian custom pays homage to Esther's own culinary habits.

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While most of us simply eat hamantaschen for Purim, it’s quite astonishing to discover the many symbolic dishes and food-related traditions are associated with the Book of Esther: From eating Haman’s pocket,...