Sunday, February 10, 2013
Laura Silver is a true knishionado, a knish aficionado. She has spent years researching and lecturing on the history of the humble hunk of dough stuffed with potatoes, onions, and other ingredients.
In October 2010, Laura Silver's love of knishes led her to pay homage to Second Avenue, formerly known as "Knish Alley," the legendary home of Yiddish Theater in New York City for most of the Twentieth Century. Her solemn procession culminated in a visit to a former theater (now a movie house) and a stop at the Yiddish Hall of Fame on Second Avenue and East 10th Street.
Passersby were treated to the site of a five foot knish walking up Second Avenue. But this is New York, after all, and it's not the strangest thing that New Yorkers have been exposed to.
If the march and Lower East Side tour make you hungry for a real knish, we're also including a video showing you how to make knishes from scratch.
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: THE VIDEO IS NOT VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY. 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.)