Now Inducting into the Challah Fame: Avi Baron

The Challah Fame is a OneTable series that celebrates someone who loves to make challah (or other delicious food!) and does so as a form of self-care, self-expression, as a business, or for any other reason.

Throughout the pandemic, for most of us, lockdown meant more time at home, and in turn (maybe?!) more opportunities to cook. We got the scoop on how OneTable hosts have used this unusual time to level up and try new recipes and traditions at their Shabbat table. Now, we’re sharing their dishes and stories to celebrate the power of Shabbat during  *an unprecedented time* and inducting them into the Challah Fame!

Then, we invite you to make this dish or one of your favorites and tag us @onetableshabbat. 

Where do you do your baking? Minneapolis, MN

How did you get into baking challah?

My grandpa baked challah for Shabbat and I did occasionally before the pandemic and now I do every Shabbat.

How’d you learn to make challah?

A mix of from my grandpa, from a former co-worker’s husband, and some tweaking on my own.

What does this ritual/practice add to your week and your life? Has your challah baking practice contributed to your wellness?

It’s added structure in the way that rituals do. It’s soothing to take the same (or similar – different toppings some weeks) actions every Friday.

What is the most delicious challah you’ve ever made?

I added 3x the amount of za’atar I normally would have. That’s the new standard of toppings.

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What does a typical Shabbat look like for you?

Taking off early from work on Friday to prepare and bake challah, and the Shabbat meal, relaxing and eating with friends.

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OneTable Associate Director, Marketing + Communications | Patisserie aficionado, lover of trying new restaurants (specifically cheap eats), and world traveler.

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