I would like to invite those that are interested in the rich and classic tastes of real Jewish cooking to join this group. I am a Ashkenazi Jew, meaning my family is from Eastern Europe, which can include Poland, Russia,Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, Austria, Hungary, and Romania. My family was from Russia, but with the wars the shtetl would be in Poland now. I welcome all who would like to explore a wonderful varied diet.
Hello Esther, from reading all the posts I see that this group hasn't been active in a couple of years. Can we get this group going again. I'm excited to be joining a group that has members with rich Jewish backgrounds. I am Askenazie with my father's family originally from Russia and Poland. Although I grew up with my Mom cooking Jewish I can't really say that I cook that way now. So, I want to learn from this group. Will you all help me. Oh, I forgot I would like you to try my recipe for Tzimmis :O)
As a lot of you know, I am a USAF retiree and a Desert Storm veteran. I would like to share with you on this day something really special. operationmend.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=7...
I hope everyone can thank a serviceman today.
Received a message from Roberta S. and she told me that to buy potato knishes from NYC you will pay $87., I assume that is with shipping. That is crazy. So I was thinking, what if we started making all those wonderful dishes that we want ourselves. I am making Onion Pockets
from my new book "Inside the Jewish Bakery". I will post the recipe after they are out of the oven. I am sooo excited! Then I can say to myself all day, "I am so freaking awesome"! Hopefully many of you will take up this idea and starting telling yourselves how freaking awesome all of you are.
Got my book yesterday in the mail. This is a wonderful book. My husband grabbed it and started going through the pages. He would call me over from the kitchen and ask if I would make things and then he got to the Challah section and he wants to help me make a "8 dollar challah" when he get home from work! Reading the introduction, I started to cry because I remember my Mom telling me the same stories of when she was a little girl in Brooklyn. I wish she were still here so she could see this book. So it is Chocolate Babka, Bialys (onion of course) and the challah this weekend. My son who is 25, "wants this book when I die". If any of you have ever heard that saying, then you know what it means.
Today is my son's 25th birthday and I managed to cook my way through the evening to get ready. I found a old dusty bottle of Slivovitz from the Czech republic (a kosher plum brandy). I put it into a beautiful decanter that my Mother got during the war. I filled it too much so the stopper wouldn't go in without overflowing, so I took a snort to get the level down. I don't think I could take a real breath for 5 minutes. Like drinking kerosene! But after the burn wore off, I tasted plum! I will offer to some of his friends that are going to be here. This should be great.
My grandmother used to make a knish with rice. Has anyone heard of them? I am not sure what it is called. I like to cook from old jewish recipes. My grandmother was from Russia. I am not sure if that was a food from that region.