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Shavuot Buffet Menu

Shavuout is a two-day holiday where we celebrate G-d giving the Torah to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai more than 3,000 years ago! On Shavout, Jews renew their appreciation of G-d’s gift and celebrate the meaning of Torah in their lives.

It is also tradition to eat dairy foods on Shavuot. When the Jews received the Torah, they also received instructions on how to slaughter and prepare meat in order to “kasher” it properly. Up until then, Jews had not followed these instructions and their pots, pans and methods were thus considered not-kosher. So, on Shavout, dairy foods are served and eaten since they require no cooking (although these days, we of course, cook our blintzes and cheesecakes…) but back in the day, dairy was a much simpler affair.

In any case, here are our recommendations for a delicious, dairy-inspired Shavout meal:

 

For the Buffet:

Challah

Shavuot Buffet Menu as seen on The Jewish Kitchen website

Salad with Fruit, Nuts and Cheese:

Shavuot Buffet Menu as seen on The Jewish Kitchen website

Smoked Salmon and Cream Spirals – (Healthy Option)

Shavuot Buffet Menu as seen on The Jewish Kitchen website

Greek Yogurt Parfaits:

Shavuot Buffet Menu as seen on The Jewish Kitchen website

Cheese Blintzes

   Shavuot Buffet Menu as seen on The Jewish Kitchen website

Apple Kugel

Shavuot Buffet Menu as seen on The Jewish Kitchen website

 Delectable Desserts:

Charlotte’s Cheesecake

Shavuot Buffet Menu as seen on The Jewish Kitchen website

Cream Cheese Brownies

Shavuot Buffet Menu as seen on The Jewish Kitchen website

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Shavuot Buffet Menu as seen on The Jewish Kitchen website

Jodi Luber

Here goes: Born in Brooklyn. Daughter of a bagel baker with a Henny Youngman soul and a mom who makes Joan Rivers seem tame. Late bloomer. Married the love of my life at 45 and love being a mom to our three kids. I'm a professor at Boston U. Happiest in the kitchen baking and remembering how my dad would melt from a single bite of my cheesecake.
Shavuot Buffet Menu as seen on The Jewish Kitchen website

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