Tender, melt-in-your-mouth brisket is the perfect main course for a holiday celebration. Best of all? You can prepare it in advance!
Learn to make rugelach, a delicate flaky cookie filled with jam, nuts and dried fruit. This is one of the most beloved Jewish desserts.
Learn to make traditional kosher dill pickles – just you like you find at a Jewish deli – using the ancient yet approachable technique of fermentation.
Learn to make potato knishes, that favorite Jewish deli snack, at home. You can even spread out the work over a few days.
about the contributor:Emily Paster
A lawyer turned food writer, Emily Paster brings passion, a sharp intellect and attention to detail to her globally-inspired, Jewish cuisine. She is the author of four cookbooks, including the best-selling Epic Air Fryer Cookbook. Her latest book is Instantly Mediterranean: Vibrant Satisfying Recipes for Your Instant Pot, Electric Pressure Cooker & Air Fryer. Emily lives outside Chicago with her husband and two ravenous teenagers. Find more of Emily’s recipes on her blog West of the Loop.
Chocolate Babka, a Jewish bakery favorite, is a sweet dessert bread with swirls of chocolate through it. Make it at home!
Matzo ball soup is a classic Jewish deli dish that everyone finds comforting – no matter what your background! Get my secret to fluffy matzo balls that are even better than the ones from the deli.
Cheese Blintzes are perfect for a special brunch and can be made in sweet or more savory versions.