Hinda Amchanitzky was a Lower East Side celebrity. She authored the country’s first Yiddish cookbook featuring Jewish classics and recipes she picked up on her travels.
The Eldridge Street Synagogue held a reenactment of its founding 125 years ago. There was klezmer music, Yiddish acting and a celebration of its role in Jewish life.
The sons of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg made a rare joint public appearance for a screening and discussion of ‘Daniel’ a movie inspired by their parents’ infamous trial.
The peach dumpling I’m eating as I write this looks like a starchy, speckled globe: a whole peach, wrapped in a dumpling shell and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. It’s certainly tasty, but it’s not as good as the ones my grandmother used to make. I did the best I could, picking out the ripest fruit at the supermarket and carefully following the recipe. But my first stab at Grandma Millie’s Czech fruit dumplings —”knedliky,” she called them — just didn’t quite measure up to hers. And I’m okay with that. After all, Millie made knedliky for decades. My dad has memories from the 1950s of eating them alongside his three younger brothers in their childhood home in a small town southwest of Chicago.
Mollie Katzen may be the godmother of vegetarian cuisine and one of the founding owners and chefs of Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, NY, not to mention one of the best-selling selling cookbook authors of all time, but she swears she never really intended to have a career in food. “It was never a goal at all,” she says.
You get to be ‘mayor’ of a place on web site foursquare.com by checking in there regularly. We found some surprising mayors of famed spots associated with Jews.
A new book reveals that Ikea — of lingonberry jam and cheap furniture fame — has a founder with a Nazi past. [Washington Post]