My sister, Joplin, invites me to start the new year with a delicious ancient Jewish feast–cholent. Cholent is a slow cooked stew of meat, vegetables and grains. The whole meal is cooked in one pot which should sit in the oven at a low heat for at least 8 hours. Joplin explains to me how back in the day, people would bring their pots with uncooked cholent to their local baker (who kept the oven running all the time) on Friday night and pick it up the next day for eating. The recipes for cholent vary; Joplin’s cholent contains beef, potatoes, carrots, kasha, wheat berries, chickpeas, kidney beans and whole eggs in their shell. This is an extremely delicious feast. The meat is falling off the bone and vegetables and grains are perfect. More cholent please!


4 Responses to “Cholent”

  1. muffindegue Says:

    that looks really really yummy

  2. jane Says:

    I would say amazing - I’d love to try it someday!

  3. Mike F Says:

    I don’t know if you’ll get this in time but I’m at DJ at WTUL New Orleans 91.5fm and I’m coming to see your show tomorrow night. I have some really solid food recommendations locally if you’re interested. You can shoot me an e-mail. Either way have an awesome set.

  4. MellieMel Says:

    I just adore the fact that the dish appears to be served on a Chinese style plate. (I have the same plastic setting in a bowl.) Thanks for resuming the blog. I’ve missed it so!

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