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What is your favorite Yom Tov menu item and why? Win the Talisman Party Picks. Your answer may be featured in the next issue of the Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller magazine. The best answer will be selected to win the Talisman Party Picks that we chose as one of our Favorite Things from our friends at KitchenClique.com . In order to qualify please answer our Tell Us question of the month, What is your favorite Yom Tov menu item and why?.   Bonus entry if you link to a Joy of Kosher recipe in your comment. Entrants must be US Residents over the age of 18. Contest closes August 10th 2011 at 9 am EST. Winner will be chosen by online randomizer from qualifying entries.


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About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!




39 Responses to Tell Us

  1. avatar says: Amy

    My favorite holiday dish is brisket, and this one looks awesome to try next! http://joyof.kosher.com/recipe/oven-barbecued-brisket/

  2. my favorite holiday dish is latkes (guess which holiday!)

  3. avatar says: G6

    I love the crispy parsnips featured in this recipe.
    Fried items are best freshly made, so they lend themselves well to yom tov when you can cook.
    Also, a bit less healthy – they are the perfect yom tov treat!
    They taste a bit like Terra Chips.

  4. It may not be original and it certainly is common and identified for all of the Yom Tov meals but I think my favorite is Chicken and/or Matzoh Ball Soup. I’ve been on a quest to make the best and most flavorful. There was a recipe in Cook’s Illustrated magazine that I followed and it seemed to produce a soup with the richest broth ever. So that is one I go to frequently when I want a hearty soup. But sometimes I like a fairly clear and light soup with a good dose of fresh dill. Either way, Chicken Soup is my favorite Yom Tov dish.

  5. I know you won’t believe this – but a really fabulous SALAD. I buy all the unusual lettuces and clean them myself (that’s why this is reserved for yom tov), add whatever strikes my fancy and a yummy dressing. Unusual add-ins: Rosh Hashana – pomegranate arils (that’s the real word for the seeds) or roasted carrots and beets (sliced thin, olive oil, rosemary); Sukkot – grilled portabellos; Chanuka – roasted fingerling potatoes (drizzle with olive oil while warm and spice); Purim – all kinds of nuts and seeds (that Esther ate in the palace); Pesach – for some reason, my kids like it with avocado and orange segments and almonds; Shavuot – feta cheese!

  6. avatar says: Richard

    Matzoh Ball soup

  7. Making different kinds of charoset for Passover! So many variations on both Ashkenazic and Sephardic dishes.

  8. avatar says: Malkie

    My favorite holiday dish is sesame honey chicken for Rosh Hashana.

  9. avatar says: Joanna

    my mom makes the best butternot squash souffles for yuntif that are just awesome!

  10. my favorite is apple crumb pie

  11. Youre going to make me choose? Wow..toughy as I love so many! I am gonna decide on a good old fashioned Brisket! Mainly because I adore it but also because I just do not personally make it enough in my home so that when I do have it the flavor and texture is just so special and inviting! Wow, I just love so many foods that there really are so many good ones to choose from!

  12. avatar says: Miriam

    Matzo Ball soup! so good!

  13. avatar says: Nechama

    My mom makes a special-for-Yom Tov caramelized peach corned beef that’s positively inhaled 5 minutes after serving. That is if there’s any left from all of us picking at it in the kitchen. :)

    And Savta Gitta, you may just have me starting a whole new tradition. That’s so creative, festive, and yummy!

  14. avatar says: Jennfier

    Mish mosh soup

  15. Brisket is number one.

  16. Latkes, they are so yummy!

  17. avatar says: Marie

    Matzoh Ball soup

  18. My Grandmother died when I was 6 years old. I make her Stuffed Cabbage and Tzimmis recipes every year in her memory.

  19. avatar says: Shirley

    My favorites are the cold refreshing desserts that are served when it is warm/hot out. Fresh apple-strawberry compote (all fresh fruit and just a hint of sugar to bring out the flavors) and homemade coconut ice cream in a waffle bowl top our list. Refreshing, delicious, and healthy.

  20. Matzoh balls made with duck fat! Does it get any better?!? And since I couldn’t chose, I also have to add my grandmothers beautiful red cabbage borscht for Succos.

  21. avatar says: Dodi

    For Succos only, I make fish patties rather than gefilte fish. I don’t remember why I started (maybe we were cold in the Succah?), but I’ve been doing it for about 20 years now, and it’s tradition.

  22. avatar says: Adena

    I love Shavous – cheese cake, egg plant parmesan, cesar salad, blintzes. Fattening and delicious

  23. avatar says: Esther

    hard to say because I don’t necessarily cook the same things each yom tov!
    But I do love to have an apple crisp. and lately I’ve been experimenting with all sorts of summer fruits.

  24. My favorite holiday dish is my brisket-it takes 2 days to prepare

  25. I love making egg rolls stuffed with beef or chicken as an appetizer.

  26. Brisket; everyone devours it at family events!

  27. avatar says: Gitti

    Sweetbreads in a puff pastry basket: my Mom makes them for Succos, sooo special, love the fusion of flavors.

  28. Brisket is my favorite because it is a favorite of almost everybody.

  29. tomato crab bisque because it’s quick and easy and good

  30. avatar says: chana

    My fav is definitely cheesecake!! Too bad it’s only on the menu for one yomtov a year!

  31. Winner is NECHAMA – please check your email for details on how to claim your prize.

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