Wheat roasting. Photo by: Dan Peretz

Spring Wheat for a New Beginning

Is Shavuot a holiday that celebrates the wheat harvest or the giving of the Torah? Tova Dickstein, a researcher of ancient Israelite food, delves into the history of Shavuot, and explains how a holiday focused on wheat turned into a dairy feast. 

Fish Tagine. Photo by Ariel Efron

Fish Tagine

Usually this dish – baked fish topped with Tahini – is known as a fish siniya, but in Julia’s family they called it this way.