Said Portman at the time of original airing, “Amid all the loss and grief we are experiencing, we need to remember to comfort ourselves and also have hope for a new, better year. In honor of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, I’m so grateful that Joan Nathan is sharing this vegan matzo ball soup recipe with us to bring us comfort and joy in 5781!” (via Instagram). Nathan and Portman cooked in videos that played side-by-side, each working to make the dish that chef Nathan admits “took a few tries.” If you’re wondering about the secret ingredient to replace some of the chicken products, you’ll be happy to know that chickpeas play an important role in this recipe.
If fan reactions tell us anything – this will be well worth the effort. When NYT Cooking republished the recipe, a social media follower said, “I’ve made it before and it is truly AWESOME with some amazing [flavor]” (via Instagram). The collaboration between the two celebrities was made in honor of Rosh Hashana, but the dish is delicious enough to eat all year round.