While quite a few are quite expected (the fateful Gefilte Fish
, different kinds of Borscht, Chopped Liver, Matzo Balls, Blinis and more?
Some years we celebrated the Jewish New Year--we ate gefilte fish
, a patty made of three varieties of fish, immersed in fish jelly with carrots and little pieces of parsley stuffed inside.
Consider foods, some which are readily recognized as traditional Jewish foods for every d ay or holidays: bagels, chicken soup, the Chanukah latkes, the Purim hamentaschen, gefilte fish
, and horseradish.
Uncle Morrie is aiming to do a blockbuster version of Jaws called Jews, the story of a giant gefilte fish
, baked in a terrine, makes a delicious fish loaf that's lower in calories and fat than a meat counterpart.
Kosher products now available at all Winn-Dixie stores include matzo, gefilte fish
, macaroons, grape juice and memorial candles.
It wasn't much, just matzo and gefilte fish
, but they were happy to have it," he said.
We barely needed the translator as they responded: kugel, gefilte fish
, borsht, brisket, and so on.
It is a pretty fast process,'' said Gerson, whose mother used to make gefilte fish
Vera Cruz style.
The Seder includes ceremonial foods and a full course meal with vegetarian matzo ball soup, gefilte fish
, vegetarian main course, tzimmes, salad and dessert.
When she called us into the kitchen to eat her sweet gefilte fish
she made from carp and pike, she had the last word: "No politics in the kitchen.
Ethnic kosher foods," on the other hand, are products that are "kosher by design"--such items as gefilte fish
, matzoh, schav and borscht (both types of soup), and other traditional ethnic Jewish food products.
All Ashkenazi Jews had a similar culture and similar dishes even though they came from many countries in Eastern, Central and Western Europe; theirs was almost a fixed menu, from challah and chicken soup to gefilte fish
, chopped herring and chopped liver.
The kosher-for-Passover menus include bone-in chicken with potatoes, beef vegetable stew, gefilte fish
, salmon and the traditional matzo crackers, and desserts.
Other groups, like Betsy Cramer's, are trading the gefilte fish
and unleavened bread for food a bit more American.