Today is Eid Al-Fitr – the breaking of the fast after the month of Ramadan. Of course, this means lavish, delicious feasts. Every country has its own food traditions to celebrate Eid, but all have an iconic dessert or two! Sweet rice/vermicelli puddings are found in India, Pakistan and Burma as a way to celebrate Eid. In Egypt there is a classic cookie: Kahk al-Eid (literally, “Eid Cookie”). These sugary shortbread-like cookies get their kick from a combination of spices including fennel and anise – which may be listed as “Kahk Flavor” in some recipes. Cookies may be made into small circles or can be shaped with a wooden mold, as in this recipe. A simpler recipe is provided by Food Republic, if you do not have access to Kahk spice.
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Today is Eid Al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, which means the daily fasting is over. So naturally, it is a day of copious feasting. Naturally, recipes and traditions vary widely from area to area, so here’s a range of recipes and stories from around the world to honor Eid. The Smithsonian delves into Eid food traditions from Lebanon to Indonesia. NPR has a story and a collection of recipes, including fruit chaat. Finally, here’s a recipe from Faith at Thought 4 Food for date bar cookies.