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Celebrating Purim and Esther, the vegetarian queen

March 17, 2011 | 11:08 am

Hamantashen 

The joyous festival of Purim, which begins Saturday night, commemorates the deliverance of the Jews of ancient Persia from danger. So why not celebrate with a menu that honors those roots? Read more in this week's Food section story by Faye Levy about a Middle Eastern vegetarian feast that's fit for a queen: Queen Esther.

RECENT & RELATED:

--Party like it's Purim

--Browse vegetarian and vegan recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen

--L.A. Times Test Kitchen tip: Cleaning mushrooms

Photo: Hamantaschen with poppyseed filling. Credit: Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times

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