Masei: Recipes for the Road

July 30, 2008

“These are the journeys of the Children of Israel…”

We end off Sefer Bamidbat, the Book of Numbers, this week. Parshat Masei speaks about our journeys in the desert. Read in the summer, it is a time when we often journey from home (and out into the heat) to see new things, meet new people and explore new places. To help you out with the ‘Tzeidah l’derech”, the food for the way, below are a few recipes to take with you.

It often feels when taking a trip that you’ve packed ‘everything but the kitchen sink’, and sometimes even that too. In an effort, to travel a bit more lightly I’ve included a small list of kitchen essentials to take with you.

Bon Voyage, Yochanan

Founder of The Jerusalem Culinary Institute


  • Stash a basket or backpack filled with the basics in a hall closet or car trunk, and keep reusable gel packs in the freezer. That way you’ll be ready to picnic at a moment’s notice
  • Blanket, ground cloth or tablecloth
  • Cooler
  • Serving utensils, bottle opener/corkscrew
  • Moist towelettes or hand sanitizer
  • Forks, spoons, knives, cups, plates, napkins
  • Paper towels and trash bags for clean-up
  • First aid kit: include bug spray, sunscreen, bandages

The words of this author reflect his/her own opinions and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Orthodox Union.