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December 01, 2010

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Pat ~ Mille Fiori Favoriti

Happy Chanukkah Susan! Your memories are so lovely.I found out the ship my maternal grandmother came to America on through the Ellis Island Foundation.

Did you happen to see Martha Stewart on Hallmark today? She showed the cookbook author of the new "2nd Ave Deli" Cookbook, Sharon Lebewohl, making their famous latkes, pink applesauce and chopped liver.

Although I'm not Jewish I grew up eating both -- it must also be a Brooklyn thing! :)

KateinNJ

Happy Chanukkah !
There were quite a few
older Jewish cookbooks in my Grandmother's collection..I will have to look for them
and see if there are any that interest you.
:-) I use my 2nd Ave. Deli cookbook all the time. That was "our place" to my Grandfather and I.

Lynn@HappierThanAPigInMud

Happy Chanukah Susan, have a wonderful holiday!

All The Pretty Dishes

Thanks for the delightful Chanukah memories! I can already taste the latkes. Your tablecloths are just amazing. I too collected Jewish cookbooks. When I first started, there were very few in print. That has changed greatly and now there are many I do not own. I also agree with your comment about learning about a culture through its cookbooks. I've been telling people for years that if they want to learn about the Jewish religion and culture, buy a cookbook. Happy Chanukah!
Randee

Jenna Ericson

I WANT POTATO LATKES.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida

You are so right about learning about people by studying what they eat. I love reading cookbooks of all kinds and from all ages. My husband is getting an 18th century facsimile cookbook for Christmas (It's okay he's a cook and an 18th-century scholar!). Happy Chanukah!

Alycia Nichols

What an absolutely inspiring post! It touches my heart that your family had and still has such close ties. That's the way it is intended. I am going to try the latkes later this week. I've tried them once before but cooked them too long. They had a burned taste to them. I think because I was trying to be fancy and use grapeseed oil. I will NOT make that mistake again! To you and yours, I wish you a happy Chanukah.

Carol

Love your collections, such beautiful tablecloths! We collect dreidels since my kids were small and still use the Hanukkiah my son made in nursery school! You have such wonderful memories! My family were all from Brooklyn, too! But now all spread out!

Happy Hanukkah, Susan! Hag Sameach!

susan ericson

Pat, I cant believe I missed that show!! Hopefully there will be a rerun.
♥, Susan

susan ericson


Pattie, That sounds like a wonderful Christmas gift...my husband loves to cook and reads the cookbooks as much as I do.
♥, Susan

Barbara

Happy Chanukah! I loved reading about your memories of the holiday. Those tablecloths are just wonderful. I loved hearing about your cookbook collection too. What a treasure. Thank you for sharing your recipe too.

Dances Of Dreams

I have such a hard time looking for you...but it's worth it since your post is wonderful..You can lead me to your blog by just using your open ID (your name, blog name with the typepad icon)

jeanne

Hello Susan, Happy Chanukah. Your family story just touched my heart. I am not Jewish but my neighbor and long time friend is and I have learned so much from her about Jewish traditions. Not to mention many of the special foods in the Jewish menu. Your table cloths are a wonderful treasure. Thank you so much for your lovely post today.
Warm hugs,
Jeanne

marlis

It's good to hang onto traditions. I think so many are lost in today's way of life. Your tablecloths are amazing as are the cookbooks. Thanks so much for sharing and for the recipe.

Sue @Rue Mouffetard

Hi Susan....I so enjoyed reading about your family and their traditions and customs.....
Happy Chanukkah! Sue in Atlanta

Entertaining Women

Aren't large families just the very best! I love your rememberance of Chanukah as a child. I enjoyed a peak into the richness of your personal history. Your tablecloths are wonderful. Thank you for sharing your charming post. Cherry Kay

Dannie Woodard

Wrote a message...got messed up in attempting to send. Glad I finally got linked to your new URL ...the old one I've been trying goes exactly nowhere!

I love your beautiful and informative blog.

I'll be back later

Melynda

Happy Chanukah to you and your family!

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