Welcome to the July 16, 2007, 20th edition of the Kosher Cooking Carnival!
When I suggested this date to Batya, I didn’t realize that it fell on the first day of the Hebrew month of Av. According to the mishnah, “Mishenichnas Av mamaatin be-simcha.” When Av enters, one minimizes happiness. The ninth of Av commemorates the destruction of both the first and second Temples in Jerusalem, and Jews observe a semi-mourning period from the first day of Av through the middle of the tenth day that includes refraining from meat, unnecessary laundry and bathing, and parties, including weddings. So while it feels a bit inappropriate to host a carnival today, I can choose to look at the literal meaning of the word, “removal of meat.” The original “carnival” took place (lehavdil) to commemorate the beginning of Lent, when Catholics also refrain from eating meat.
At any rate, even observant Jews eat meat on Shabbat during the Nine Days, and most Sefaradim (Jews of Spanish and north African descent) also eat meat until the actual week of 9 Av.
Whatever your custom, I hope you enjoy the contributions. May the Temple be restored speedily!
Previous editions can be found here: KCC #1, KCC #2, KCC #3, KCC #4, KCC #5, KCC #6, KCC #7, KCC #8, KCC #9, KCC #10, KCC #11, KCC #12, KCC #13, KCC #14, KCC #15, KCC #16, KCC #17, KCC #18, and KCC #19.
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Carolyn presents Recipe for Pita Bread (pareve, uses bread machine) posted at Juggling Frogs.
Aish presents a challah recipe.
suburbanchef presents Garlic – The Stinking Rose « the suburbanchef posted at the suburbanchef, saying, “This is an article detailing the amazing history and health properties of garlic, an herb that has ‘roots’ in Jewish history and recipes.”
I stumbled across a bilingual Russian/English kosher cooking blog. Here Alla presents Grilled salmon with Baby Greens, Mango & Marinated Onion posted at Cooking with Yiddishe mama.
I posted an email from Helene of California, who shares with us a few of her favorites, including ROAST SALMON WITH THAI COCONUT SAUCE, CITRUS KUGEL, and STRAWBERRY SOUP. Keep in mind that they all require some specialty ingredients. Preview of the Kosher Cooking Carnival posted at A Mother in Israel.
In this post, I asked readers for simple, healthy, and inexpensive dinner ideas. Most are pareve–check out the comments. mominisrael presents What’s for dinner? posted at A Mother in Israel.
Here’s another blog I hadn’t seen before: Annette Berlin presents Leah’s Soup posted at Frugal Journey, saying, “Makes a good, pareve soup for Shabbos.” Frugal is good. Thank you, Annette!
I’m not sure what this has to do with kosher cooking, but I post it in the interest of inclusion. FitBuff presents FitBuff.com’s Total Mind and Body Fitness Blog » What Is Glycemic Index? posted at FitBuff.com’s Total Mind and Body Fitness Blog, saying, “Glycemic Index is finally garnering some mainstream attention, but many people are still unaware of what it means exactly and how they can use it to improve their health. This article explains Glycemic Index and provides a very useful tool to look up any food’s GI value.”
Finally, Sephardi Lady emailed me with the recipe for the Moroccan chicken she mentions in the Shabbat post.
That concludes this edition. Thanks to everyone for the posts and submissions. Submit your blog article to the next edition of kosher cooking carnival using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page. The next edition will be hosted by Carolyn of Juggling Frogs on August 20th, 2007.
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