HamenTashen

This one had me turning to the internet to find out exactly what a Hamentashen is. As it turns out, these are a traditional Jewish cookie, most commonly associated with Purim. Purim is a holiday to celebrate the deliverance of Jews in the 4th century from a death sentence, and is related to the villain … Continue reading

Chopped Liver

This one is a hard stop for me, but I know other people like it. You will often find chopped liver on the menu of good Jewish delis. The recipe references “fat” to be added. During rationing, fat was saved and then used in cooking to replace butter and oil. You may want to use … Continue reading

Chopped Herring

I am not going to try to give you a history of chopped herring, when one has already been written quite well. Please jump over to MyJewishLearning.com to read all about this interesting food. Chopped Herring 1 lb jar filet herrings – wash thoroughly. Grind coarsely. Add 1 gib onion, 1/2 apple, 4 hard cooked … Continue reading

Sweet & Sour Meat Balls

I hope everyone had a great Easter! We spent it out of town with just my little family & it was perfect. I didn’t add any posts last week, and I’m struggling this week. WordPress – which hosts my sites – has made some changes, which I have been resisting for a long time, but … Continue reading

Passover Kugel

Here’s another Passover dish called Kugel. According to Wikipedia, kugel was traditionally a savory pudding made from egg noodles or potatoes. At some point, different regional tastes created sweet kugel with the addition of sugar and cinnamon. This particular one calls for fruits and nuts. The name comes from the early shape which was a … Continue reading