Cheese is basically the most expensive of the ingredients here, and even without especially savvy pre-ordering in bulk, I am able to make this and a side vegetable for 140 people for under $200, which is not too shabby.
Pollo Fritto per Hanukkah (Fried Chicken for Hanukkah)
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.
Eggplant Kuku (Persian Frittata)
This Persian take on a frittata is packed with bites of creamy sautéed eggplant and a bundle of fresh, green herbs.
Balsamic and Brown Sugar Brisket
Braised brisket began as poverty cuisine—a method of low-and-slow cooking that was capable of transforming a cheap, tough cut of meat into something desirable. Over time, it has become one of the most iconic dishes of the Jewish American kitchen.
Carole Peck’s Apple and Endive Salad with Pumpkin Seed Vinaigrette
This gorgeous salad is one of the reasons Carole Peck’s Good News Restaurant & Bar just celebrated its 25th year as one of the best places to eat in Connecticut.
White Gate Farm’s Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
When you’ve had your fill of zucchini quick breads, why not pull out the cocoa powder and make a chocolate dessert that’s both decadent and loaded with summer’s favorite squash.