December 18, 2017

Happy Rosh Hashanah

Tonight we spent the holiday at home just the three of us. I wanted my son to experience flavors from my childhood with grandparents long gone. My family comes from the regions of Austria, Hungary and Russia along the Polish border or Poland along the Russian border. It all depends on what era we were looking at. Suffice it to say, we are looking at classic Eastern European Jewish cooking. In the fall that always meant sweet and sour dishes. Both grandmothers were from the Russian Polish border region. They both made perfect yet slightly different versions of sweet and sour cabbage soup with flanken (short rib meat) and raisins. I could eat this stuff forever. It was just that good.

Toffee pudding: warm sticky and easy


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