Not always unique to Jewish culture, our own food innovations are totally Jewish

Posted by Iris Hami

Jun 13, 2013 10:06:03 AM

THE JEWISH WORLD/CULINARY IN ISRAEL
Judiasm 101: Jewish Cooking
Jewish cooking is a unique synthesis of cooking styles from the many places Jews have lived throughout the centuries . Jewish cooking shows the influence of Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Spanish, German and Eastern European styles of cooking, all influenced by the unique dietary constraints of "Kashrut" and other Jewish laws.
 
Many foods we think of as Jewish are not unique to Jewish culture. Stuffed cabbage, a traditional Jewish dish, is common to Eastern Europe. Blintzes and knishes are familiar to all Germans, not just Jewish ones. Falafel and hummus, increasingly thought of as Israeli-Jewish foods can be found in any Greek restaurant. But, he combination of these varied foods into one style of cooking, along with our own innovations, is uniquely Jewish.

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