GREETINGS FROM CARMELA'S CUCINA,
I went out to the mailbox one day last week and found a box from my publisher, Norton Stillman. While opening it, I thought, "it's March it, must be my annual gift of Hamantaschen cookies." And I was right, I dug right in and enjoyed one of the Jewish cookies celebrating Purim.
Yearly Norton hosts a baking party for his entire family in March where they all bake together the traditional cookie that celebrates Purim (www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purim) . They spend the day baking together and then carefully wrapping and distributing this lovely pastry filled with a prunes.