Category Archives: Holidays

Manchego Makes Aliyah with Gilboa

It’s Israel’s birthday! What do you get an old country that is also young? Gilboa—a modern cheese with an ancient Spanish history. Manchego is a delicacy that the Spanish dreamed up, but that the Israelis recreated in Gilboa.  Named for … Continue reading

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Hanukkah cheese latkes

I just got Gil Marks’ new book, “Encyclopedia of Jewish Food.” In the Hanukkah entry, there is an explanation of how Hanukkah was once celebrated with fried cheese pancakes and other dairy dishes over the centuries. The dairy tradition is … Continue reading

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