Category Archive: Recipes

NFB Interactive: Bread

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Here is a project that is right in line with Roots & Recipes. In this simple interactive video presentation, six older women from across Canada (including two First Nations women as well as… Continue reading

Photos from “Grandma’s Kitchen Alley”

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We had a blast participating in the August 17th edition of Restaurant Day, which has both amateur and professional cooks turning public and private spaces into ephemeral restaurants and which extols an anything-goes ethos (while urging participants… Continue reading

With ou’ or withou’t

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Tablet Magazine recently published two articles that each highlight an ingredient from Hungarian and Syrian-Jewish cuisine: paprika and ou’ (tamarind concentrate), respectively. These two cuisines happen to make up part of my own lineage, which… Continue reading

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

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