Fish can be a welcome change during a holiday.
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Israel’s summer lingers into the holiday season, and our holiday fruits ripen beautifully in the heat. Look up at the date palms in parks and on sidewalks. They’re loaded with huge clusters of red or yellow dates. Pomegranate trees in gardens and even along highway medians hold out their branches set with red fruit. But there’s no need to shinny up a date palm or stop your car on the highway to grab some holiday flavors. Our markets are crammed with fabulous produce and it’s only a matter of choosing. These kitchen-tested recipes make the most of autumn’s delicious offerings.BEEF SHORT RIBS IN THE SLOW COOKER
Beef short ribs with Mediterranean herbs and apple cider are even tastier the day after they’re cooked, and keep well for two days refrigerated. For the cooking liquid, I use 5% alcohol apple cider because it gives the dish a subtle sweet note.