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Just before Passover 2012, The Gefilteria launched its artisanal line of gefilte fish. Co-founders Jeffrey Yoskowitz and Liz Alpern wanted to take gefilte fish out of the jars in the kosher aisle and gently place it on the table in a fresh and meaningful way. But the fish was just a symbol of the Ashkenazi food renaissance that these two 20-somethings were determined to nurture.
Whitefish finally in hand, it’s time to make the gefilte fish. Thinkstock
The first time I heard that Dieudonne M’Bala M’Bala had adopted the “quenelle” as his trademark, my first thought was that the controversial French comedian had a strange affinity for fish.
That’s because a quenelle, in my mind, refers not to an anti-Semitic inverted Nazi salute, but to a delicious dish from the south of France. A specialty from Lyon, the quenelle is a dumpling-like mixture of minced fish (usually pike) or meat, combined with breadcrumbs, seasoning, butter and eggs, then rolled, poached and served with sauce (often lobster or crayfish-based, replace with dill or red pepper sauce for a kosher alternative).