Fast & Festive Meals for the Jewish Holidays: Complete Menus, Rituals, And Party-Planning Ideas For Every Holiday Of The Year

Fast & Festive Meals for the Jewish Holidays: Complete Menus, Rituals, And Party-Planning Ideas For Every Holiday Of The Year

by Marlene Sorosky

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ISBN-13: 9780688145705
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/20/1997
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Marlene Sorosky is the award-winning author of seven cookbooks, including Cooking for Entertaining and the James Beard Award-winning book Entertaining on the Run, which together have sold in excess of one million copies. Her articles and recipes have appeared in many national publications, and since 1990 she has been contributing editor of Style magazine, published by The Jewish Times. Today she works for Safeway Stores as a spokesperson, writing for the company's magazine Fresh Ideas, and developing new products. She lives in Danville, California.

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Cinnamon-Spiced Couscous

2 1/4 cups chicken broth or water or a combination of both
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 tablespoon margarine or olive oil
1/4 cup currants
1 1/2 cups couscous

In a medium saucepan on top of the stove, or in a microwaveable bowl, covered, in the microwave, bring broth, cinnamon, allspice, margarine, and currants to a full boil. Remove from heat and stir in couscous. Cover and let sit 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. (Couscous may be kept at room temperature for several hours or refrigerated overnight. Reheat, covered, in microwave.)
Makes: 8 servings

Cinnamon, allspice, and currants add a hint of sweetness to granular semolina, making it an ideal counterpart for any spicy, saucy dish. You use precooked couscous, so all you need to do is steep it in boiling liquidthat's why the prep and cook times are so short.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Advance Prep: Couscous may be refrigerated overnight.

Copyright ) 1997 by Marlene Sorosky

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Fast & Festive Meals for the Jewish Holidays: Complete Menus, Rituals, And Party-Planning Ideas For Every Holiday Of The Year 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
mobysgirl More than 1 year ago
Simply a wonderful, exquisite book filled with delicious food ideas, excellent basic guides for preparing for each celebration, and a richness in culture which has been in my personal library for many years.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I checked this book out from the library, fell in love, and now it's on my Christmas wish list!! You need to make the Chicken Kashmir with Cinnamon Couscous--My husband could eat it twice a week and it's easy enough I wouldn't mind making it that often. The recipes are delicious and they are easy to do but come out gourmet! Having people over after church is a a cinch--I prep (about 1-2 hours) the day before (including setting the table) and on Sunday I have lunch on the table within 15 minutes! Perfect because everyone is famished and I can also appreciate the Sabbath!