My husband and I are often invited to share Shabbos and Yom Tov meals with a particular family in the Old City of Jerusalem who are bastions of hachnasas orchim, hosting guests. Their Shabbos table usually overflows with visitors.
Often their guests have never seen a Shabbos table, while another may have raised an observant family based on one life-altering encounter with our host decades ago.
I don’t even ask what I can bring to the meal anymore, I know a couple of simple side dishes are more appreciated by these excellent cooks than an exquisite bottle of wine, and...read "The Perfect Compliment" and more like this in Cooking for the King, Rosh Hashanah edition: cooking tips and Torah insights plus some of my best tested pareve side dish recipes. Get your very own copies here