The first page of the pdf of this article appears above. My jewish learning is a notforprofit and relies on your help. Spread a log of potato mixture about 2 inches thick along one side of the dough, roll dough over the potato about 1 and 12 times, making a logroll. If youre looking for some cold weather comfort food, you might want to consider the knish. Patricks day leftovers edition, garlic mashed potato knishes. Whether youre stepping into a jewish deli for the first time, shopping at a kosher supermarket or going to a friends house for a traditional shabbat dinner, here are some useful words to know. They started as peasant food, later became a 19th century street cart convenience food, and now are a staple of jewish delis. In the most traditional version, the dumpling is made entirely of mashed potato. Syrian jewish cuisine is the cuisine of the syrian jews. Super easy potato knishes two kooks in the kitchen. Diversity, community, and culture leora cookie hatchwell. As far as investment goes, this is a definitely a nice cookbook in terms of investment if you collect jewish. A knish kn is an traditional ukrainian and ashkenazi jewish snack food consisting of a. It has become so popular that it can be purchased in bakeries all week long, and like many of the iconic jewish foods of north america bagels, knishes, pastrami, and smoked meat, to name a few it was introduced by members of the european jewish community.
Barbara briggs, publicity manager laura silver knish. Most cultures share similar types of food noodles, dumplings, turnovers, etc. We offer two filling recipes, a meat version and a dairy version. Knish consist of a crispy, thin partial casing and are traditionally filled. My search for jewish cooking in france laura silver has elevated the common knish to its rightful place in the pantheon of jewish soul foods along side bagels and lox, pickles, and pastrami. Oct 30, 2007 yonah schimmels knish bakery in manhattans lower east side, whose knishes are considered to be the king of knishes, keep their knish recipe a secret but we came up with this very close.
How american jews made chinese food their ethnic cuisine. Guldens mustered and you got one of the best sandwiches you ever had. Kosher food is essentially food that does not have any nonkosher ingredients in accordance with jewish law. Knish is an easterneuropean jewish or yiddish snack food. These stepbystep instructions show how to make jewish meat knishes. It is a dumpling covered with a dough shell that is either baked or fried. A typical poor peoples meal, where you conjure up something delicious from a few cheap ingredients. Book by kasdan, sara, hall, kathryn, slobodkin, louis. The one and only, absolutely definitive biography of the knish. It is a wonderful cookbook with all the classics and many variations on each including knishes, strudels, matzo dishes, herring dishes, and more. That being said, im not going to go totally off the rails and serve something wildly outside the realm of jewish cuisine, but rather im turning to the deli roll and knish to serve as a. Jun 16, 2010 the history of jewish deli food is totally fascinating. American food writer suzanne hamlin sent me a piece she wrote about the knish, which she calls new yorks favorite nosh. Lady judith montefiores the jewish manual london, 1846.
Author laura silver says the new york knish is also filled with stories. The selfproclaimed worlds leading knish expert has spent years researching the iconic stuffed savory pastry closely associated with jewish cuisine. The kimpeturin and her family will really savor this and appreciate getting something a little more original than potato kugel. Try this potato knishes recipe made with eggs, vegetable oil, white vinegar, flour, potatoes, and onions. A jewish knish kuhnish is a savory singleserving pie filled with meat, potatoes, kasha, sauerkraut, onions, or cheese and lately spinach and other ingredients that is baked. A knish is a jewish dumpling made from dough wrapped around a savory filling and then baked or fried. Its similar to a british pasty, mexican empanada, russian pirozhki, and an italian calzone.
Pdf the new joys of yiddish download full pdf book download. Joan nathan, new york times food writer and author of quiches, kugels, and couscous. I still make mashed potatoes pretty much like i remember from my mothers kitchen, except i add caramelized onions and use olive oil, instead of margarine. And in forest hills, a storefront shop named knish nosh has concentrated exclusively on knishes for more than 30 years. Kosher recipes cooking recipes kosher food israeli food sandwiches good food yummy food spinach and cheese jewish recipes. Barbara briggs, publicity manager university press of new england 603 4481533, ext.
Also known as shchav, green borscht or green shchi, it is made from broth or water, sorrel leaves, and salt. Knishes are particularly associated with eastern european jewish cuisine, although they are served in many areas with a large jewish population, especially in new york city. Silvers hope for a revitalization of the once wellknown jewish soul food. Gently press the edges of the dough toward the centre of the potato mixture to form a bun. It is the direct successor to the aunt babette cook book, which has enjoyed undisputed popularity for more than a generation and which is no longer published. Perfect for party apps, holidays, or family gettogethers. All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the creative commons cc0 license. This meat knish recipe is very similar to jewish potatoes knishes what you need to make jewish meat knishes jewish knishes are singleserving savory pies or turnovers with meat, potatoes, kasha or other fillings encased in a flaky crust and baked or fried. Jewish meat knishes recipe in 2020 meat knish recipe. Though there are many variations of the knish, they essentially are the hand pie of classic jewish cuisine. Whats a wedding or bar mitzvah without finger food.
When i think of shabbat dinner, one of the first things that comes to mind is the sweet, dense challah that i love so much. Rosten described his book as a relaxed lexicon of yiddish, hebrew, and yinglish words often encountered in english, plus dozens that ought to be, with serendipitous excursions into jewish humor, habits, holidays, history, religion, ceremonies, folklore, and cuisinethe whole generously garnished with stories, anecdotes, epigrams, talmudic. Every year i serve the same soups, cholent and meatballs in a bread bowl in the sukkah. Offices, dental appointments, doctors offices all have something in common. To prepare for my trip, i read the book save the deli by david sax.
Why eat knishes when you can feast on similar delights like bourekas or blintzes or samosas. Love and knishes jewish cookbook investment outlook 6. Although all jews had left syria by 2016, their cuisine has been preserved in books and family recipes. A knish kn is an ashkenazi jewish1 snack food consisting of a filling covered with dough that is typically baked, or sometimes deep fried. The book is a mustread for anybody interested in jewish deli food. It consists of a piece of dough baking powder or yeast that encloses a filling of mashed potatoes, cheese, ground meat and buckwheat groats. Knishes can be purchased from street vendors in urban areas with a large jewish population, sometimes at a hot dog stand or from a butcher shop. The knish is a classic jewish comfort food a pillow of dough filled with savory fillings like mashed potatoes. David gives an indepth history of jewish delicatessen, explaining the historical roots of yiddish jewish cuisine and americas deli culture. Though there are many variations of the knish, they essentially are the hand pie of classic jewish cuisine a baked though sometimes. The best meat knish recipes on yummly jewish meat knishes recipe, coney island knishes st.
Commonly used words and phrases for noshers and fressers. Spread a log of potato mixture about 2 inches thick along one side of the dough, roll dough over the potato about 1. S, you can still enter and, if selected, gift your prize to a continental u. I decided to buck the tradition this year and reinvent my menu for the week of meals that will be served outdoors. Hugs and knishes, a new jewish food doc on pbs the. A knish is a piece fo dough stuffed with potato, meat or cheese, then baked or fried. If youve never eaten a knish you cant call yourself a new yorker. Though there are many variations of the knish, they essentially are the hand pie of classic jewish. This is the classic new york pastry, which bakes into a thin crisp crust. Paula shoyer, jewish food experience even if youve never eaten a lot of knishes in your life, this is an utterly charming book to read of a bygone world and ms. Ashkenazi jews have also been known as western jews ashkenazi is hebrew for german. Dec 11, 2009 cut each log into 3cm slices and place cut side down on the prepared baking tray. A pastry of eastern european origin later associated with ashkenazi jewish cuisine.
Knish, a traditional east european jewish potato dumpling. Even if youve never eaten a lot of knishes in your life, this is an utterly charming book to read of a bygone world and ms. This vegan recipe does not sacrifice on flavor or deliciousness. Though there are many variations of the knish, they essentially are the hand pie of classic jewish cuisine a baked though sometimes fried light pastry dough filled with mashed vegetables often potatoes or meat. When i served this on sukkot, everyone went wild over the. American jewish cuisine comprises the food, cooking, and dining customs associated with american jews.
For knishes, we drove northern boulevard to the grand central, past laguardia to the bqe, through to the prospect expressway. Read knish in search of the jewish soul food by laura silver available from rakuten kobo. Since biblical times there have been jews in the area comprising modernday syria. Jewish history in nyc did you know the first significant group of jews to come to new york, then the colony new amsterdam, came in september 1654 as refugees from recife, brazil.
Gefilte fish is perplexing, noodle kugel is a strange paradox of creamy noodles studded with raisins and sweet spices, and matzah is, welltasteless unleavened cardboard. Varieties of the same soup include spinach, garden orache, chard, nettle, and occasionally dandelion, goutweed or ramsons, together with or instead of sorrel. The word from yiddish and many times from the jewish faith. We thank brandeis university press for sponsoring the featured cookbook and the free giveaway. Early in her research the author received a grant from the hadassah brandeis institute, a feminist think tank. I find most knishes too doughy, too heavy and much too filling. By the way a true jewish knish has schmaltz in the outer dough and also in the mashed potatoes. What do you think is the future of the knish and how does it relate to the future of the jewish people. I know mine is my own creation and wouldnt fit because of the bacon.
Learn how to prepare knishes, a classic jewish new york dish a creamy potato filling covered with soft and flaky homemade pastry dough. This recipe is for a traditional jewish food called a knish. Discover the basics of keeping kosher, the influence of geography on cuisine, the. A jewish knish kuhnish is a savory singleserving pie filled with meat, potatoes, kasha, sauerkraut, onions, or cheese and lately spinach and other ingredients that is baked or fried. Originally, knish came from the jewish cuisine of eastern europe and russia and are much smaller. My passion for these handheld delights and firsthand research has led me to create this list of the five best knishes around. The history of jewish deli food is totally fascinating. Silver, the worlds leading knish expert selfproclaimed, but its hard to imagine anyone else possessing greater expertise, has spent years researching the iconic stuffed savory pastry closely associated with jewish cuisine.
Potato knish jewish recipes, knish recipe, jewish cuisine. Jewish stuffed cabbage is a fabulous, oldschool dish. An irrepressible guide to jewish cooking sara kasdan, kathryn hall, louis slobodkin on. I was hoping for more knish recipes, but the only recipe that is included is a single knish recipe from the knish store of the authors childhood,mrs. Take dough, add filling, bake or fry, and you have the ultimate handheld comfort food, sold in many jewish delicatessens. One of the nice things about this dough is how easy it is to prepare and store. Files are available under licenses specified on their description page.
Reprinted with permission from the book of jewish food. Meat and dairy versions of this classic savory jewish pastry. Selfproclaimed maven on jewish knishes the boston globe. Jewish cooking is food with a story, rich in history and symbolism yet open to new influences and inspirations. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 35 to 45 minutes. These pastries can be served as a side dish or appetizer.
Author laura silver finally gives the homely knish its due. I made these for dinner, wasnt in the mood of a patchka so i put the mixture in a lined loaf pan the medium loaf about 89 inches. Jewish cuisine bagels and lox, knish, matzo, bialy, and much more. When it comes to fine dining, its usually french or italian food, not jewish food, that youre having in a restaurant or cooking at home unless, of course, its made by your bubby. Jewish food and jewish culture society for humanistic judaism. Im sorry in advance to everyone who lives outside of nyc, and as a person who has lived in boston, chicago, san francisco and new york, i think im wholly entitled to say this with some authority. A big part of jewish cooking are foods that can be picked up and eaten while socializing. Jan 01, 2014 this culinary history of the simple jewish stuffed pastry known as the knish, seems choppy and disorganized.
Welcome to pastry of the week, in which charlotte druckman introduces us to new treats and reacquaints us with old ones that have undergone impressive and tasty makeovers. A knish is classic jewish deli food, but you can easily make it at home. Or, you can refrigerate it until youre ready to use it, up to several days. It was heavily influenced by the cuisine of jewish immigrants who came to the united states from eastern europe around the turn of the 20th century. But like them or not, i was curious about knishes, remembering a longago encounter while driving through the english. It focuses on the knish pronounce the k, but also highlights a few other types of jewish food kreplach, hamantashen, etc.
I recently ensconce the mashed potato in dough and baked a favorite jewish american comfort finger food, knish. On a lightly floured cutting board, unroll one sheet of dough. These double as either a side dish or a dessert served with vanilla ice cream and strawberry syrup yum. The author states that a knish renaissance is imminent. Ashkenazi jewish cuisine is an assortment of cooking traditions that developed among the jews of eastern, central, western, northern, and southern europe, and their diaspora mainly concentrated in north america and other western countries. Knich jewish pies with potato filling gourmetguerilla. A celebration of our jewish foods and traditions, a new documentary airing on pbs, brings to life the love of food in the jewish community and respect for family food traditions anton interviews several ordinary people, as well as three jewish celebrities former new york city mayor ed koch, yiddish theater actor fyvush finkel, both of whom have passed away. I am not now nor have i ever been a knish enthusiast. You just mix it up, let it sit for an hour, and its ready to use.848 1501 1033 938 769 1331 1330 1612 1414 1194 1567 1253 349 1275 111 1026 972 1245 80 1596 1402 1489 658 222 779 1428 1064 749 471 1370 962 774 996 1320 838 623 1406