Sunday, March 3, 2013

Top 10 Jewish Foods

  1. Latkes: Traditional food of Hanukkah, a fried potato and onion mix.
  2. Matzah ball soup: Jewish dumpling made from matzah meal in a soup.      
  3. Bagels, lox, and cream cheese: Jews didn’t invent it, but we embraced it...just ask Noah of Noah’s Bagels. 
  4. Challah: Traditional bread eaten on Shabbat.        
  5. Knish: Fried or baked dumpling often made from potato, onion, and cheese.
  6. Gefilte Fish: Minced fish ball often made from pike and whitefish. Usually eaten during Passover.      
  7. Hamentashen: A fruit filled triangle shaped cookie eaten on the holiday of Purim.                                               
  8. Matzah brei: Pieces of matzah fried with egg and butter, sometimes topped with sugar and cinnamon or salt and pepper, depending on your taste.                                                                                                            
  9. Falafel: Fried chickpea ball fritters.
  10. Hummus: A dip made from chickpeas, sesame seeds, and olive oil among other ingredients.
* Honorable Mention: Brisket, Borsht, Chopped liver and onions, Pastrami on rye, Schwarma, Cholent, Rugelach, Schav, Chicken Soup, Kosher pickle, Herring.

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