Keeping Kosher in Washington | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Filed Under:

Keeping Kosher in Washington

The Washington region is home to America's fifth largest Jewish population. Yet unlike many other major metropolitan regions, Washington has few restaurants catering to those who adhere to strict Kosher dietary laws. As many Jewish families prepare for traditional Passover seders - orchestrated meals replete with detailed traditions and food preparation -- Kojo explores Jewish food culture and kosher options in our region.

Recipe

Moroccan Haroset Truffles With Dates, Almonds, and Apples from Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France by Joan Nathan:  
 
1 pound almonds 
1 pound pitted dates
2 apples, peeled, cored, and quartered
1 teaspoon plus 1/2 cup cinnamon for rolling 
1/4 teaspoon dried ginger
 
1. Place the almonds in a food processor with a steel blade and pulse until finely ground. 
2. Add the dates, apple, 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon, and ginger and continue pulsing until the apples form little pieces and the mixture comes together.  You might have to do this in 2 batches.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.
3. The next day, shape the mixture into balls the size of a large marble.  Put about ½ cup of cinnamon in a bowl, and roll the balls in it.  Serve 2 per person.
 
Yield:  About 40 haroset balls, which will serve 20.

NPR

Wounded Bull-Runner: 'If You Run Long Enough, You Get Gored'

Bill Hillmann, a writer from Chicago, contributed to the book Fiesta: How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona. He was gored at this year's running of the bulls in that city, but says he plans to return.
NPR

What If The World Cup Were Awarded For Saving Trees And Drinking Soda?

We thought you'd get a kick out of seeing how the four teams in the final World Cup matches stack up in global health and development.
NPR

What Could $100 Million Buy You — Besides Campaign Ads In Kentucky?

Spending on the Kentucky Senate race might reach $100 million. So what else could that get you in the Bluegrass State? NPR's Tamara Keith finds out when she calls up some local business owners.
NPR

Looking For Free Sperm, Women May Turn To Online Forums

Bypassing commercial sperm banks, thousands are logging on to websites where women can connect with men at no cost. Anecdotes abound, but the scope of the unregulated activity is unclear.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.