Thursday, August 19, 2010
Last month we posted a story titled "Look Out, Rachael and Emeril -- Here Comes "Feed Me, Bubbe." The post was about a grandmother in Massachusetts, known only as Bubbe, who is the star of an online cooking show.
Now the Bubbe of "Feed Me, Bubbe" may have some competition. Earlier this year, Bubby Chanele Gonshor of Montreal visited her granddaughter, Frayda Gonshor Cohen of Berkeley, California, and showed her how to prepare gefilte fish from scratch -- from buying the fish in a store to serving it.
In this video, Bubby Chanele shows every step along the way, narrating in Yiddish, while English subtitles make it easy to follow even for anyone who doesn't understand the mamaloshen (mother tongue).
We don't know if, after watching it, you're motivated to try the day-long process yourself, or to take one of the easy ways out, like buying gefilte fish off the supermarket shelf in jars, from take-out stores, or in pre-shaped frozen loaves to finish cooking at home. But either way, you're bound to have a renewed appreciation for the loving efforts of countless grandmas, bubbes, and bubbys who have prepared this traditional dish for generations of children and grandchildren. Enjoy!