Joan Nathan on her visit to the Jewish Journey Project.(Jewish Journey Project)

Today on Tablet, Joan Nathan writes on how a Tu B’Shevat-themed cooking class teaches about not only food, but the values of the holiday.

It is customary to eat almost 15 different kinds of fruits and nuts for Tu B’Shevat. In fact, food is a central part of the holiday’s observance. As you’d expect, there are specific recipes that seem particularly appropriate for Tu B’Shevat, utilizing its particular foods as a way to celebrate the natural world.

Recipes included. Enjoy them here.