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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

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Cold Potato Leek Soup (Vichyssoise)

Cold Potato Leek Soup (Vichyssoise)

By Margi Lenga Kahn September 24, 2020

This soup is lovely simply garnished with snipped chives. However, I made a delicious herb puree – parsley, chives, garlic and olive oil – in a blender to swirl through the soup just before serving.INGREDIENTS4 tbsp. (2 oz.) unsalted butter 3 large...

Photo: Michael Kahn

Late-season melons bring sweetness to Yom Kippur meal, before or after fast

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light October 4, 2019

With farmers markets open well into October, you can still pick up the last of the tomato and corn crop, along with fall vegetables and fruits including eggplant, squash, chard, salad greens, broccoli, cauliflower, apples and pears. The colors of these...

Photo: Emily Paster

Sephardic chicken soup with lemon and egg: A Balkan twist on the ultimate comfort food

By Emily Paster, The Nosher via JTA October 2, 2019

This recipe originally appeared on The Nosher.Sephardic chicken soup with lemon and egg, or sopa de huevos y limon, is a traditional first course for breaking the Yom Kippur fast among Jews from Turkey, the Balkan states and the Greek port city of Thessaloniki...

Charred Cauliflower with Yogurt-Tahini Spread. Photo: Michael Kahn

Go international to break the fast

BY MARGI LENGA KAHN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT September 14, 2018

To serve an assortment of small plates to begin or even comprise an entire meal is a strong tradition throughout the world. There are tapas in Spain, meze in Turkey and Greece, antipasti in Italy, banchan in Korea, and salatim in Israel, which, according...

Persian Herb Omelet

Persian traditions flavor Yom Kippur cooking

By Margi Lenga Kahn, Special to the Jewish Light September 16, 2015

For many American Jews, the meal breaking the Yom Kippur fast features tables laden with lox, bagels and cream cheese; kugels or blintzes: fruit-jeweled Jell-O molds; and coffeecakes. We simply assume that this is the standard menu for all Jews returning...

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