Ashkenazi Food

Sour Cherry Soup

A Hungarian favorite.

Kasha Varnishkes

Buckwheat with bowtie noodles.

Mandelbrot: Almond Bread

The Jewish biscotti may have Italian roots.

Mock Chopped Liver

A Vegetarian Option


This flavorful cold soup was a favorite of the Jews of Eastern Europe.

Chocolate Challah

A chocolate twist on an old standard.


The Jewish coffee cake.

How the Bagel Became the Most Famous Jewish Food

Bread with a hole, first boiled, then baked.

The Knish

Small Russian pies, made with a variety of fillings.

Cholent: The Sabbath Stew

Prepared Friday and slow-cooked overnight, cholent is the traditional Sabbath-day dish.