(JTA) — On a crowded sidewalk in the French capital, Yomi Peretz exchanges jokes and backslaps with customers who are waiting in a 20-yard queue in the rain to enter his falafel shop.
JTA — Summer is upon us. And that means swimsuits, summer camps, sticky temperatures — and food trucks.
On National Strudel Day we celebrate a staple of traditional Jewish cooking, one that reminds us of our heritage and gives us — mainly our stomachs — another reason to be thankful that we’re Jewish. Strudel originated in Vienna in the late 17th century and made its way all over Europe in the 1800s.
The following is an excerpt from the memoir “My Fat Dad: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Family, With Recipes” by Dawn Lerman (Berkley Books, September 2015).