Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Yiddish Chefs Make Potato Soup and Massage a Cabbage for Shavuot


The holiday of Shavuot starts on Saturday night, and the Forward's Yiddish-speaking chefs are back, this time preparing a dairy potato soup and red cabbage slaw for your enjoyment.

As usual, Rukhl Schaechter and Eve Jochnowitz carry on a lively conversation, all in Yiddish, while going about their food preparation. 

As in previous episodes of their cooking show, Est Gezunterheit, the English subtitles give us a painless lesson in spoken Yiddish, and a few new words to let us show off our language skills by introducing a Yiddish word into our daily conversations. Here is today's crop of Yiddish words:

Potatoes: Kartuffle
Soft: Veich
Putting in: Arain shittin
Dill: Creep
Garlic: Knubble 
Cabbage: Kroit
Pour: Geese
Sink: Oopguss
Squeeze: Kvetch
Massage: Massajieren

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Enjoy!

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