Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Last week a fire at the Gabila's Knish Factory brought knish production to a sudden halt, endangering the supply of the square, crispy, fried potato filled Jewish delicacy to delis and supermarkets everywhere.
The story was picked up by local and national media, with interviews of company representatives and deli customers broadcast on the nightly news.
Fortunately, the Yiddish chefs of the Jewish Daily Forward were putting the finishing touches on the latest video of their cooking series, Est Gezunterheit, in which they show how to make knishes with pumpkin filling and potato-mushroom-onion filling from scratch.
We assume that these homemade delicacies will be a temporary fix for lovers of the Gabila's brand because the Forward knishes aren't square or fried, or even the round variety found at some delis. They're small and made in the shape of Stars of David.
As usual in watching the kitchen action at the Forward, we picked up a few more Yiddish words to share, starting with Chanudank, the Yiddish version of Thanksgivukkah, the rare occurrence of Chanukah and Thanksgiving on the same day. The Yiddish word for Thangsgiving is Dank Tog.
Banye - Pumpkin
Pishke - Can
Fets - Shortening
Here are the Yiddish chefs at work in the Forward kitchen.
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