Happy Purim! Purim is the Jewish holiday that celebrates the thwarting of Haman’s plot to kill the Jews in ancient Persia. Purim begins at sunset today the 9th, and ends at sundown tomorrow. It’s a happy, carnivalesque holiday with lots of noisemaking and tasty treats. The most recognizable food eaten on Purim is the distinctive Hamantaschen (seen above), which is a triangle-shaped pastry filled with jam. Mindy Segal of Hot Chocolate shares her Hamantaschen recipe on Epicurious.