Thursday, December 30, 2010
Est Gezunterheit! The Yiddish Cooking Ladies Are Back! And this time, with a recipe that you won't find in any cookbook or video by Rachael Ray or Martha Stewart.
Earlier this year we introduced you to Rukhl Schaecter and Eve Yochnowitz, the Yiddish-speaking cooking ladies from the Forverts, the Yiddish-language version of the Jewish Daily Forward. We've shared recipes for Sour Cherry Dumplings and Horseradish Flavored Vodka with Nut Cake. That's right! Recipes that you'll never find in the pages of Gourmet Magazine. But they're in Yiddish, so they must be good!
The Forverts promised a new recipe every two weeks. So far, it's been closer to every two months, but who's counting? This week a new video appeared, and we couldn't wait to share it with you. What are they making this time? Start smacking your lips! Strudel dough filled with chopped cabbage and caraway seeds. Yum!
The video is fun to watch, not just for the playful interaction in Yiddish, but also for insights in how to roll out strudel dough and how to let out your anger by playing "Whack a Strudel" against the kitchen counter 100 times.
There's also an explanation of why the @ sign in internet addresses is called a strudel in Israel, and that the Yiddish/Hebrew word for (internet) domain is melucha (literally, kingdom). If you follow the recipe, please let us know in your comments how it turned out. Enjoy!