Roots & Recipes Pocket Guide to the Mimouna

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We gave out this zine at our Mimouna Potluck last April. This handy little guide tells you everything you need to know about how Moroccan Jews in Montreal celebrate the end of passover.… Continue reading

Photos from our screening of Oma & Bella – An Eastern European Feast!

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This past April Roots & Recipes hosted a screening of the wonderful film Oma & Bella -  “an intimate glimpse into the world of Regina Karolinski (Oma) and Bella Katz, two friends who live… Continue reading

Roots & Recipes presents: A Mimouna Potluck Party

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Roots & Recipes Presents: A Mimouna Potluck Party! Do you want to learn about how Moroccan Jews celebrate the end of Passover?  Do you love to cook and learn about new cultures?  Want… Continue reading

Oma & Bella : a tasty film screening, April 13th

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Roots & Recipes presents Oma & Bella, a film screening with a twist. Because Oma & Bella centres around food, we will be preparing some recipes from the film (and the accompanying illustrated cookbook)… Continue reading

Episode 5: Grandma Minnie’s Pickles

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We’re finally featuring our first grandfather on Dishing Up the Past! Though the pickle recipe was brought over from Russia by Minnie Lampcov, her son Harold has been making them for decades with… Continue reading

The Michaels Family Cookbook

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Making a family cookbook is a wonderful way to preserve and share cherished family recipes. They also make great gifts. The plethora of web-based book-printing businesses that now exist – including some that… Continue reading

Thinking about the Philippines…

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The other night, I attended a wonderful fundraising event  for the Red Cross effort towards victims of Typhoon Haiyan (donate here) which featured a delicious meal of Filipino Home-Cooking, On the menu were Lumpia,… Continue reading

Ima’s Falafel (Part 2): The Recipe

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If you haven’t already, read Part 1 here. Like every other Israeli kid, my mother would ruin her appetite for dinner by spending whatever shekels she could collect on a sandwich at “Melech… Continue reading

Episode 4 features some simple and delicious cookies!

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We’re very please to share Episode 4 of ‘Dishing up the Past’ with you. Our first season is almost over – we’ll be releasing the video for Nechama’s Cholent soon to get you… Continue reading

Ima’s Falafel (Part 1)

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As a child, I loved watching my mother prepare the comfort food she grew up eating daily. In our family we ate falafel on Chanukah because it was the epitome of the “oily”… Continue reading