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Virtual Passover Preparation: International Charoset

On April 5th, 2020 I held a virtual Passover preparation session with my daughters Caroline and Lucy, on zoom. We discussed charoset recipes from around the world, the basics vs the extras, how to make your own seder plate, held a cooking demonstration and heard from a several guests and viewers. You can see our… Read more »

Curaçao Charoset

Did you know that the oldest Jewish community in the Western Hemisphere is in Curaçao, an island north of the Venezuelan coast? I had the opportunity to visit the amazing Mikve Israel Emanuel Synagogue there which is the oldest continuing operating synagogue in America. While visiting, I learned about a unique type of Charoset that’s… Read more »

International Charoset Recipes

Explore our international charoset recipes!   Chinese Charoset Classic Ashkenazi Charoset Indian Charoset Iraqi Charoset Italian Charoset Moroccan Charoset Piedmontese Charoset Spanish Sephardic Charoset Yemenite Charoset Curaçao Charoset

Iraqi Charoset

In our pursuit of discovering Jewish recipes from around the world, we came across this simple Iraqi Charoset for Passover – just pure date syrup and chopped almonds. Explore our other international charoset recipes here!

Yemenite Charoset

Given my extensive travel in the Middle East, I thought that including a Charoset from Yemen to highlight the Jewish experience beyond Israel was important and interesting. We hope you will savor the combination of flavors with the dates, raisins, sesame seeds, and aromatic spices. Explore our other international charoset recipes here!

Indian Charoset

I wanted to highlight the flavors of the Jewish Experience in India. Did you know that Jews have lived in India for over 2,500 years and were the first foreign religious group to enter the country? It is not surprising that the combination of Indian flavors and Jewish Tradition creates such a delicious and unique… Read more »

Chinese Charoset

Common ingredients in Chinese cuisine are highlighted in this version of charoset: soy sauce, pine nuts and honey. In contrast with most charoset recipes, this one is slightly savory. I used to live in Japan and work for Kikkoman Soy Sauce. I also traveled in China and studied the Fugu Plan, a Japanese rescue plan… Read more »

Italian Charoset

Pine nuts, pears and almonds evoke the flavors and textures of Italian sweet and savory food. If a Jewish family, living in the Piedmont, were making a locally based Charoset, they would find all the ingredients here. It’s a beautiful dish, and like many, my family loves Italian cooking. Explore our other international charoset recipes… Read more »

Classic Ashkenazi Charoset

This is the most traditional charoset. Its signature ingredients are apples, walnuts, cinnamon, honey and sweet Manischewitz wine. We make this easy charoset with the young kids during our cocktail hour before we start our Seder. They love getting involved. Learn about the history of Ashkenazi Jews here. Explore our other international charoset recipes here!… Read more »

Spanish Sephardic Charoset

Spanish Sephardic Charoset relies on the local bounty that grows on the Iberian Peninsula. Pears, pistachios, figs and hazelnuts highlight this tapas style charoset. Learn about the history of Sephardic Jews here. Explore our other international charoset recipes here!