Five Questions, Five Minutes
For Av 5764
1. What's your name?
2. Where do you go to school?
3. What are some of your favorite traditionally Jewish foods?
4. Care to share some recipes with us?
5. Do you connect eating at Jewish holidays with special family moments?
1. Andy Gryll
2. Emory University
3. Kugel, rugelach, gefilte fish, chulent, homemade challah
4. If only I had some.
5. Sometimes. Judaism says a lot about food, about satisfying your body and soul.
1. Alanna Sklover
2. Goucher College
3. Potato Kugel, Matzah Ball Soup and (no laughing at me please...) Borscht!
4. I would, but I think my mother might kill me... family recipes are weird like that ;)
5. Yes. Every time I eat fresh, homemade Gefilte Fish, regardless or who made it, I can't help but think of Passover seder at my grandmother's house every year from the time I was almost 1 until my Sophomore year of college.
1. Jacob Esquenazi
2. University of Florida
3. My mother LOVES to cook (God bless her). She makes the meanest Shabbat dinner anyone could have ever had. A couple of my favorite foods that she makes, which everyone may or may not know, are cholent (which is ironic because it is traditionally an Ashkenazi dish and I am Sephardic) and borekas, which are baked semi-circles of dough wrapped with either cheese, chopped meat, potato, or spinach inside.
4. I just shared a major one with you and my mom is very protective of her recipes so what you got is what you get.
5. Yes. Some good memories come from our Passover table. At my table Passover is the most famous. In the order of the seder Korekh comes right before the meal. Korekh is the part when we make a sandwich with the matzoh, bitter herbs, and haroset. The last line before we eat the sandwich is "yookhloohoo, yookhloohoo!" So every time we get to that part we would all scream it because of its funny phonetics which what gave/gives us such great memories and connections.