My mom’s been attending funerals for people she’s only tangentially connected to and it has me thinking about comforting mourners. Here’s your chance to dish.
The twisted ring looks like Queen Esther’s crown, and the onions and poppy seeds are not only delicious but honor this queen’s bravery and piety. It’s also a wonderfully comforting item to bring to a shiva or a tasty addition to the celebration of a baby.
A simple, delicious cake appropriate for shiva, any Jewish life-cycle event — or heck, a Thursday evening.
No one tells you that sitting shiva is so food-heavy. But then again, we’re Jewish, so how could it not be?