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Challah in dubai

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Submitted by Stuart Teich (United States), Oct 26, 2008 at 19:43

They may well be unaware of the challah's cultural connection. I have seen several cookbooks representing traditional foods of various parts of eastern Europe that show braided egg bread, some even calling it challah, but present it as simply something native to Prague, or Warsaw, or Odessa. The Jews are gone, but the bread remains. Ironic?

Don't the Greeks use something similar, with embedded red dyed eggs, on Easter?

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