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This video by Yiddish Forverts editor-in-chief Rukhl Schaechter and Eve Jochnowitz originally appeared in the Yiddish Forverts.
I hate beets. Even though I have some Russian blood through my mother’s side, I have never really gotten the appeal. Sure, they’re gorgeous to look at. Sure, they’re fun to cook with because they stain your hands like you’re a victim of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. But delicious? No.
This article originally appeared in the Yiddish Forverts.
The extreme poverty that Jews once experienced in the cities and towns of Eastern Europe has been well documented, but what exactly was their diet like?
I am SO making this delicious-looking chicken and rice pilaf next Friday. I just watched this video — in Yiddish (with English subtitles) — from our Yiddish Forverts editor-in-chief Rukhl Schaechter and culinary historian Eve Jochnowitz. On the outside, the chicken looks like your basic, but Schaechter stuffs it with half an orange and two bay leaves, and watching her make it, I could almost taste how flavorful it would be. The pilaf, made with saffron and minced red onion, rounds out the meal beautifully. And hearing the instructions in Yiddish (with recipes in English at the end) is just a wonderful experience. Take a look and tell us what you think. — Liza Schoenfein, Food Editor