by Linda Capeloto Sendowski on March 16, 2011

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Memories of a confection so pure and ethereal are amongst the fondest of my childhood.  Great Auntie Touriel made the ultimate delicately formed, feathery textured masapan.  Masapan has always been reserved for life’s most important occasions such as weddings,engagements, and Brit Mila (covenant party for new born boys). It was served elegantly with little silver [click to continue…]


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October 12, 2010
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While growing up in the Seattle of the 1950’s and 60’s, before its discovery by foodies worldwide, baklava was the quintessential holiday dessert in our Sephardic home.  Baklava graced the dessert table on Chanukah, Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, weddings, brisses, any important occasion.  Once, I even begged my mother to make it for a home economics […]

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