A layer cake is like a fanfare: It blares “Celebration!” Full of flavor, this cake is based on nuts, cranberries and grated parsnips, a vegetable that might not spring to mind immediately when you’re thinking cake.
Potato latkes and jelly doughnuts called sufganiyot are the most widely known Hanukkah dishes in America. But in Italy, the focus is decidedly on pollo fritto— crunchy, oil-kissed fried chicken.
This Persian take on a frittata is packed with bites of creamy sautéed eggplant and a bundle of fresh, green herbs.
Since stuffing rarely appears separate from Thanksgiving, it’s an inherently nostalgic and meaningful dish. I bake my stuffing on a sheet pan so the crispy-to-soft ratio is basically one to one.