Garlic Creamed Spinach

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      20 min

Appears in
Healthy Jewish Cooking

By Steven Raichlen

Published 2000

  • About

There’s nothing traditionally Jewish about this recipe: it just happened to be a standby at the great Jewish restaurants in Miami in the 1950s. But Jews have revered its principal flavoring since the dawn of our religion. Mindful of its energizing properties, the pharaohs fed the Hebrew slaves garlic during the construction of the pyramids. Mindful of its aphrodisiac powers, the Jewish sage Rabbi Ezra urged eating garlic on Friday nights “to promote love and arouse desire.” Here’s a creamed