I currently live in Northern CA (grew up in NY) where Jewish and Deli food is considered "ethnic."
My women's group (mainly non-Jews) does a quarterly ethnic cooking "get together" (the guys arrive in time for the food to be served) and this time it's the foods that were a constant at my Grandmother's house. Most of the items they have never made or even had before.
I know it's a ton of food (especially carbs) but I wanted to cover all my bases....besides, what's a Jewish meal without leftovers?
Can you take a look at the menu and tell me if there is anything missing that I should add (to late to subtract anything)?
Middle Eastern App. plate with Hummus, Baba Ganoush, Smoked Salmon, etc.
Mini Potato Knishes w/mustard sauce
Matzah Ball Soup
Latkes with apple sauce
Stuffed Cabbage (Vegetarian style)
Dessert (rugeluch, mandelbrot, Hamentashen, babkah, etc.)
Remember, these are common items in the East but out here...it's exotic!