Yiddish Food and Why We Can’t Stop Eating It
A look at the hows and whys of traditional Ashkenazi foods and dishes–– schmaltz, cholent, chala, kugel, kishka and many others––and their place in Yiddish and North American Jewish folk culture. We’ll also look at some of the forerunners of today’s familiar dishes. What did Jews eat before they ate potatoes? How did Friday night look before chicken conquered all?
Faculty: Michael Wex