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Noah’s Pudding

People all throughout the Middle East who are of the Abrahamic faiths —Judaism, Christianity, and Islam— have a tradition of making Noah’s pudding. Noah’s pudding is a Turkish dessert that is made all throughout the year, but is specifically cooked, served, and distributed during the tenth day of Muharram. Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and the tenth day is known as Ashura.

Noah’s pudding is often made in large quantities and is shared with friends, relatives, peers, and neighbors as an offering of peace, love, and unity despite all differences that might set them apart. Some might argue that even the absence of animal products in the well-known pudding, that can include up to forty different ingredients, signifies the disapproval of all violence and bloodshed. The different ingredients come together in one pot, yet preserve their original, unique tastes and this reflects the idea of pluralism.

Every year Dialogue Institute volunteers make and share thousands of cups of Noah’s Pudding at mostly churches and other religious and social institutions.
Contact Dialogue Institute to host Noah’s Pudding at your church or organization.

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