Purim is a festive holiday that celebrates the deliverance of the Jews from their enemies, in the biblical Book of Esther, and it includes eating and drinking. Let's face it, we Jews have wonderful food customs that are associated with most of the holidays. On Purim it is customary to give Mishloach Manot – baskets filled with food and drink. It is also customary on Purim to have a festive meal called the Purim se'udah (meal), AND..would you believe, we are supposed to drink alcoholic beverages!
Just as there are MANY different fillings for hamantashen, there are many, many spellings. So whether it is hamantaschen, hamantashen, hamentashen, or homontashen – it is all delicious and part of the Purim tradition.
We are sharing some of our favorite past articles, recipes, drinks, videos...Happy Purim!
Hamantaschen, Hamantashen, Hamentashen, or Homontashen – Let us count the ways!
From Pastry Chef Rachelle D. Ferneau, her recipe for Hamantaschen with "Easy as Pie" Fillings – apple pie or pecan filling. They are featured in her article of the same name.