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Tag: Gefilte Fish
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I have always enjoyed researching and developing new dishes to serve during Passover, but have you ever heard of Mock Gefilte Fish? Because everyone loves chicken, I am constantly looking for new and different chicken dishes to prepare, and I find that each recipe has a story all its...
September 7, 2007 | 6:43 pm
As the High Holy Days approach, many look forward to the traditional Ashkenazi ‘gefilte fish;’ others (like many in my family) not so much.
It’s an acquired taste, to be sure, and the stories about Grandmas Fannie and/or Yetta keeping a carp in the bathtub in preparation for the...
March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm
April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm
An anonymous source breathes heavily on the other end of the receiver, softly intoning that the only way to get the goods is from an inside contact.
Through friends, I discretely discover my intermediary, who leads me through several dark corridors for an encounter with an angry...
April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm
The first time Tina Wasserman prepared gefilte fish for Passover, it smelled up her whole house. The fish was past its prime, but it wasn't spoiled, so "it didn't make my family sick," she said. But still, the experience was so horrifying that she didn't attempt to prepare gefilte...
April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm
I added a new experience to my Passover preparation last year. In addition to counting the haggadahs, practicing the Four Questions with my daughter, inviting guests, shopping and cleaning the house, I made gefilte fish from scratch for the first time ever.
Neither my mother nor any...
March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm