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Shabbat Menu – An Italian Feast


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In parsha Va’era, it is a remarkable scene in ancient Egypt.  Moses and Aaron standing before Pharaoh in his court.  The brothers are there to redeem the Jewish people and they know their opponent will not bend easily.  The plagues will soon follow, but for the moment it is just Moses and Aaron alone with Pharaoh in the palace of the king. It is this moment when Moses and Aaron throw their staffs to the ground and issue their challenge to Egypt. This week, our Shabbat meal begins with its own symbol to recall that historic summit.  We start with handmade Herbed Focaccia – Italian bread that present a challenge to anyone at your table.  How can you possibly resist this delicious treat?

Red Mullet with Pine Nuts and Raisins


Chicken Thighs with Eggplant and Olives over Pasta

Spiced Broccoli Rabe

Chocolate Panna Cotta

For last year’s Shabbat Menu Vaeira click here.

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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!




7 Responses to Shabbat Menu – An Italian Feast

  1. avatar says: eileen

    The recipe for the panna cotta has cream and half and half ‘?? is there another recipe parve

  2. Eileen, thank you, I meant to put this parve chocolate panna cotta I put in now. Enjoy.

  3. How do you check broccoli rabe for bugs?

  4. avatar says: Leomi

    The recipe for Panna Cotta calls for Almond Milk. the only ones i see locally are dairy, what brand should i look for.

  5. avatar says: Leomi

    tamar, i use the blue diamond almondmilk but the vanilla one which is dairy. do you mean i must use the plain one only? thanks, leomi

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