Was Friday night special in your house?
I want to know what your family traditions for Friday night Shabbat dinner are or were.

What kinds of foods were served?

What blessings or prayers or other customs did or does you or your family observe?

Share your Shabbat story and help create a guidebook/cookbook for other folks to create a similar space for themselves.

If you have something to share, have a question or would like more information, please leave a comment on any post below or email me at clickblogappetitATgmailDOTcom. You can read more about the 52 Shabbats project here.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Not Just the Meal: What's for Shabbat Dinner?

I am very excited that on the fifth anniversary of Blog Appetit, my main food blog, I'm starting a new project.

I want to know what your family traditions for Friday night Shabbat dinner are or were.
What kinds of foods were served? What blessings or prayers or other customs did or does you or your family observe?  Was/is your observance occasional or regular?  What benefits (or drawbacks) did this observance bring to your life?  How did/does this reflect the customs of your religious, national or cultural background?   How do/did you incorporate other traditions into your food and observance?

This is just the becoming of a much larger effort to collect information and help share the many kinds of Shabbats (and recipes) all of us share.  Please feel free to leave me a comment below or better yet email me at clickblogappetitATgmailDOTcom with your responses, thoughts, information, comments and suggestions.