Funeral Beef

Funeral Beef with 5 Milks Macaroni and Cheese in the background

Yum Yum This is a beef dish commonly served at funerals in Israel. It seems to be the standard regardless of religion, and upon deeper examination, makes sense. Aside of the fact that people need sustenance even while grieving, the spirits that would be attracted to it are protective and…

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Oya’s Skirt: Eggplant in Red Sauce

Oya Skirt Eggplant

Yum Yum This dish is very not traditionally African, but it is seen around the diaspora from time to time as an offering to Oya. It’s suspected from the tomatoes and beans that the sauce part of this may have originally been something given to a local Mesoamerican or South…

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