As an omnivorous third culture kid from a secular Sefardic Israeli family, Oren sampled Germany’s wide variety of regional cuisines during my travels across the country for work. While he enjoyed cooking German cuisine at home, once his kosher-keeping Ashkenazi American partner moved in with him, they noticed just how many classic European dishes they couldn’t share with their traditional recipes!
What else could we do? We set out to translate complete Western meals, maintaining the flavors we've encountered while tinkering with their ingredients and techniques, so that people with food restrictions can join in on fuller experiences of local traditions.
Along the way, we're also developing DIY recipes for global ingredients and dishes from international Jewish communities that we find difficult to source in Germany, as well as penning simplified how-to guides for hosts who plan to entertain guests maintaining restricted diets.
We hope you find these recipes and guides helpful for bringing together more inclusive gatherings at your own tables!