Tropical Tsimmis

Preparation info
  • Serves

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      35 min

Appears in
Healthy Jewish Cooking

By Steven Raichlen

Published 2000

  • About

“Don’t make such a big tsimmis about it,” our friend Charlie Cinnamon says, whenever there’s a momentary crisis. How did something as easy to make as this delicious sweet vegetable and fruit stew become slang for a problem, fuss, or vexation? Perhaps it’s because traditional tsimmis was a production to make, requiring the stewing of a brisket prior to adding the fruits and vegetables—a 3-hour process in all. As North American Jews have lightened up their diets, they’ve tended to eliminate t