Night of 1,000 Shabbats

The LA Jewish Federation (where I work as the Program Director of the Hunger Initiative) just ran a very successful campaign to have people host Shabbat dinners in their homes or synagogues all on the same night. The campaign was VERY – with more than 1,200 people participating. I hosted dinner for 12 in my little Pasadena bungalow and it was wonderful. The chicken was pure experiment after reading several recipes and it was GREAT!

Here’s the menu:

  • Olives (my home brew and some lovely little black olives)
  • Nana’s Homemade Hummus
  • Chevre with garlic and herbs
  • Pistachios with dried cherries
  • Challah of course!
  • Bob’s spectacularly good salmon gefilte fish
  • Jane’s Once-a-Year (unless we can talk her into making it again tomorrow!) Plum Tart
  • Carl’s Bowtie cookies and Semolina Coconut Cake
  • Espresso

When my house is full of good friends, good food, laughter and conversation it becomes a holy place. This as much as anything makes Shabbat.

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About floricooks

I cook; I feed; I eat
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One Response to Night of 1,000 Shabbats

  1. Conor Bofin says:

    You looked after them very well indeed Flori. I admire your approach to the festival.
    Best,
    Conor

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