Gary’s Hungarian Cholent

Cholent is a uniquely Jewish savory stew. There is no single way to make this hearty dish. Rather, the many variations of cholent are indicative of the diverse cultures and traditions of the Jewish diaspora. Sephardic Jews whose ancestors com from the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, & Tunisia) make cholent quite differently than Ashkenazi Jews from central and eastern Europe.

Since Jewish law prohibits cooking on Shabbat (the Sabbath), Cholent became a traditional Shabbat meal for observant Jews over the millennia.

My recipe is a bit eclectic and stems from my Hungarian roots, exposure to many types of cholent, love of cooking, and olive oil!


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