Joan Nathan's doing another Q&A about Rosh recipes in the NYT. Yours truly asked her the following:
"dear joan: what holiday dishes might you recommend for those who are gluten [wheat] & dairy intolerant and tree-nut-allergic?
This was her reply: “allergic to nuts, milk and flour. Hmm. I would try to make a bread like teff, that I made recently out of spelt flour, soaking it in water, and letting it rise for two days covered. Then I added a little yeast and more spelt flour before we fried the bread like a pancake. It was spongy and delicious but wrap it in a spicy chicken dish like the Ethiopian one in Jewish Cooking in America. You can also make a lovely quinoa salad with pomegranates, apples, oranges and other harbingers of a good new year or a hot quinoa pilav with fresh fall vegetables like squash and carrots. I would make good coconut macaroons for dessert with some biblical dates. — Posted by Joan Nathan”
I appreciate the quinoa salad recipe-that sounds yummy. But I’m a little confused by her bread suggestion. Is she suggesting make teff bread but make it with spelt [i.e. which is wheat and be a big no-no]. Or did she mean make a spelt bread she concocted but use teff and she transposed the words? Hmmm.