Here’s the plan for this much-awaited meal. Feel free to have bagels, cheeses and smoked fish, sliced tomatoes, onions and all that jazz … or serve the following beautiful dinner. No one is ready to fuss with dishes whose preparation will delay mealtime by another long hour. This is why I have chosen a) dishes that are pareve, and whose preparation will not encroach on the preparation of the pre-fast meal the day before, except the frittata, which you can make right on the spot in minutes, and b) dishes that can be made in advance and that actually taste even better the next day.
— Levana Kirshenbaum
Excerpted with permission from “The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen Cookbook” by Levana Kirshenbaum, levanacooks.com.