Posts Tagged ‘Jewish grandmothers’

I Dissent

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark is the first picture book about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This terrific pictorial biography tells the justice’s story through the lens of her many famous dissents and disagreements. And even though the book is geared toward ages 4–8, we all love RBG in my family, and we all love this…

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Bubbe and Me in the Kitchen

Miri Rotkovitz’s new cookbook, Bubbe and Me in the Kitchen, is a great addition to my now growing Jewish cookbook collection. Miri, a food writer and the kosher food expert at About.com, spent a good portion of her early years in the kitchen with her grandmother, and it left her with a lasting impression of…

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Roman Vishniac

More than any other photographer, Roman Vishniac profoundly influenced contemporary impressions of Jewish life in Eastern Europe. Roman Vishniac Rediscovered, at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco through May 29, “presents, for the first time, five decades of work by the legendary photographer who was previously known for photographs spanning only four years,” says…

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A letter to Bubbie

Dear Bubbie,   We live in California now, and my Jewish cooking has gotten all mixed up with local influences. I’m sorry and I feel really bad but your beloved chicken soup has become your grandchildren’s favorite Mexican chicken soup. I still make your soup. Especially when the kids are sick or it’s a really cold…

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Irina’s Chopped Liver

  I love my collection of Jewish cookbooks. I use them them often and especially during the Jewish holidays. But really, for me the best recipes come from family and close friends. My fifth-grader wanted to make chopped liver for his end-of-school-year class potluck. His teacher requested that each student bring in a homemade dish…

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Oma and Bella and Florence and Me

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I know it’s Mother’s Day but I’m thinking about grandmothers.  Actually, I’ve been thinking about grandmothers for the past couple of weeks.  Last week I wrote about Oma and Bella — two holocaust survivors who recreated all the dishes their mothers and grandmothers made for them as children from memory. Oma’s granddaughter, Alexa Karolinski, made a film about them as they cooked and told stories about their lives. She…

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Oma and Bella

Meet Oma and Bella. Two extraordinary women.  One unforgettable film.  And a terrific cookbook too.  Oma (Regina Karolinski) and Bella Katz are best friends and roommates who live in Berlin. They are also Holocaust survivors whose entire families were wiped out by the Nazis.  After the war, they met in Berlin in a displaced persons’…

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