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A binding custom may have the force of halachah, eg wearing a kippah in the everyday. Apart from festival dishes, though (where I can see a certain customary force to, say, cheesecake at Shavuot, and foods at Pesach beyond the clear halachah), are there any culinary recipes that could be considered binding customs? (I would add the tags gender and family, but they haven't been created.)

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    Menachos have a specific recipe – Heshy May 3 at 13:51
  • I was making chicken soup, and in a humorous vein thinking of it as compulsory, but of course it is actually not. But ancient would be fine too! – Mark Joseph May 3 at 14:25
  • within families there are very strong customs, that would be shocking to go against. – Mark Joseph May 3 at 14:28
  • do you mean ingredients (lo tevashel g'di is a strong "not in the recipe" instruction, and "no meat and fish" is a tradition which some have elevated) or the method of cooking (like chulent's having to be hot and heated from before shabbat, or the exact way of making matzah)? – rosends May 3 at 15:05
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    @MarkJoseph Cholent in order to show that we can leave food to heat from before shabbos to show thast the Karaites were wrong about not leaving a flame on over shabbos. Gefilte fish in order to show that we are avoiding borer (removing the bones from the fish). – sabbahillel May 3 at 16:30

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