Bruscadela – Bread and Wine Trifle

At the end of Yom Kippur there is a widespread custom to break the fast joyously, since a Midrash (Jewish homiletic story) describes a heavenly voice speaking at the end of the fast with these words from Ecclesiastes:

“Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine …..” (Kohelet Rabbah 9:7).

The Jews of Piedmont, Italy, take this quite literally!

Find out how in my new article for The Jewish daily Forward

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  1. Davvero un’idea meravigliosa, raffinata e gustosa, in pieno rispetto delle tradizioni! I miei complimenti e una felice giornata!

  2. What a great way to break fast – bread and wine! And the photos are lovely…Have a good fast…

  3. Your kitchen must smell amazing after simmering all those spices into the wine YUM!

  4. wow, i think i’ll adopt this tradition in my family! yum!

  5. Love that tradition. With all of those flavors, it has to be delicious!

  6. Bread, wine and spices. It can’t get better.

  7. Talk about one pot cooking! This is beautiful. I love learning so much about Italian Jews!

  8. I love how your food is always so interesting.

  9. Keeping it real, as always! Thank you so much!

  10. Oh, look at that, my personal idea of heaven!


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