Michelle Arkow


Yid.Dish: Mimoza Salad

By Michelle Arkow

Yid.Dish: Mimoza Salad
This is a traditional Soviet party dish, so put on your party hat, cause it’s gonna be GRATE! (Sorry, I just can’t help myself. Bad puns are like a disease.)Read More


Yid.Dish: Borsht

By Michelle Arkow

Yid.Dish: Borsht
One of the great things about Passover in Ukraine is that many of the dishes we normally eat are naturally kosher for Pesach.Read More


Yid.Dish: Ukrainian Holiday Vinaigrette

By Michelle Arkow

Yid.Dish: Ukrainian Holiday Vinaigrette
This year, the women transformed the office into a Ukrainian kolkhoz (a collective farm during Soviet times, basically a Soviet kibbutz) and sang a Ukrainian song, with the lyrics changed for the men in our office.Read More






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