The corrosion of Aaron Stone


Yemenite and Rhodes Haroset


From The World of Jewish Cooking, by Gil Marks:


  • 15 dried figs, chopped
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sesame seeds, lightly toasted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Dash of ground coriander or cardamom
  • 1 small chili or pinch of cayenne
  • Dry red wine

Finely chop the figs, dates, sesame seeds, cinnamon, ginger, coriander or cardamom, and chili or cayenne. Stir in enough wine to make a paste. Storein the refrigerator. Serve at room temperature.


  • 1/2 cup pitted dates, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 orange, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup almonds, finely chopped
  • cinnamon
  • about 1/4 cup sweet red wine

Cook dates, raisins, orange, and honey, stirring, until thick (about 20 minutes). Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients.