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Menu before the Tisha B’Av Fast

The final days of the nine days culminate with a difficult fast. I have read and written about the best foods to eat before a fast [1]. I'm not sure if any of it works and everyone has their own special twist or tip for surviving a long summer day with no food or drinks. Personally, I find it tough (although I am embarrassed to complain when all we need to do is fast to commemorate such troubling history of the Jewish people) and I stick to some classic hydrating dishes and flavors that I think help, like cold soup, watermelon, sorbet, honey and lemons. Here is my menu, please share yours.

Greek Yogurt Gazpacho [2]
Cedar Planked Salmon with Dill Sauce [3]
Couscous with Pinenuts [4]
Beet, Avocado, Goat Cheese and Arugula Salad [5]
Watermelon Sorbet [6]