Friday, October 5, 2012

The Yiddish Chefs Are Back With a Chicken Dinner for Simchat Torah


Once again Rukhl Schaecter and Eve Yochnowitz, the Forward's Yiddish chefs, are back with a pair of recipes that may be just right for the last two days (one day in Israel) of the Sukkot holiday, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. Or you can make them for a Shabbat meal or any other occasion.

Today's dishes are a traditional French-style roast chicken and a Sephardic rice pilaf with noodles, all easy to prepare as shown in the video. We even get a few bonuses -- a Yiddish commercial for Empire's microwaveable ready to roast garlic and herb chicken, and some lively klezmer music in the background.

As always with these segments of "Est Gezunterheit" we get a few new juicy Yiddish words to add to our vocabulary. Today's words are:

Small chicken: Hindel (although the chefs joke that "tshikn" sounds like a Yiddish word)
Roast chicken: Gebrutene hin
Side dish: By-gericht
Rinsing: Oopvashen, or shvenken
Kitchen shears: Koch sher
Plastic: Plastic
Stuffing the chicken: Oonshtuppen dos hindle
Vegetable spray: Shpritz boimel
Piercing: Oonshtechen

Whether or not you use these recipes, we wish you a Chag Sameach. We'll be celebrating Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah back home in the USA, and we'll resume posting next Wednesday.

Shabbat Shalom!

(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:  THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS.  YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)