Category Archive: Roots

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

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

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

We peruse the VMC/Musée de la Civilisation ‘Sharing the Meal!’ virtual exhibit

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I didn’t know that we had a Virtual Museum of Canada. With close to 1600 member museums providing content, the VMC showcases a rich collection of Canadian heritage online in a ‘virtual exhibit’ format.… Continue reading

Bubbie Sara Winer (and Bubbie Ida’s) Sweet Cheese Kugel

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Sara Winer is like a second mother to me. She is my mother’s best friend from Boston where my family used to live. They raised their families side by side, but when our… Continue reading

The Spring of Paradise – Ginger Juice

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My friend’s grandmother just passed away recently. Having lived a life filled with joy, she was ready to go, but wanted one last thing before she died: to be surrounded by her grandchildren.… Continue reading

Afsaneh Hojabri’s Tasty New Read

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Afsaneh Hojabri works as social policy researcher and writer by day but moonlights as a food blogger. She started My Caldron, a mostly Persian food blog, as the unintentional extension of and companion… Continue reading