My Grandmother’s Recipes: Part 3, Appetizers.

We are up to holiday appetizers and Part 3 of my story, Beautiful People (click for Part 1, Part 2, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7).

Part 3

Part 3 cont

part 3 fin

 

3. Hassidic Jews – from Hassidism, a religious movement originated in Southern Poland in 18th century

4. Reds – supporters of the Red (Bolshevik, later Communist) Army

5. Whites – supporters of the old regime, or Czarist Army

6. Greens – supporters of the Ukrainian Nationalist Army, as well as random gangs or unaffiliated marauders. All of these were warring factions during the Civil War of 1918 – 1920.

7. Vera Kholodnaya – one of the most famous Russian silent movie actresses, analogous to Bette Davis or Marlene Dietrich.

8. Shivah – seven days of mourning following the death of a relative.

9. Birobidjan – an autonomous republic established for Jews by Stalin’s order in 1934, located in the far northeast of the Soviet Union, close to the Chinese border.

10. Shikseh – a woman or girl of non-Jewish birth.

As you will find out when you open the actual appetizer recipes, they are loaded with symbolism meant to bring good luck in the New Year – “a bissele Mazel“!

https://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/2016/09/27/tzimmes-mit-fasoles-red-beans-with-honey

https://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/2016/09/30/mehren-tzimmes-honey-carrots

Enjoy!

 

37 Comments Add yours

  1. spearfruit says:

    Dolly, Continuing to make your Grandma very happy in heaven as you share these wonderful recipes with us!

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    1. Thank you so much for a lovely comment, Gary. Stay safe!

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  2. This series continues to fascinate – as did the video

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    1. Thank you so much, Derrick. This is one of the songs I used to sing starting at the age of about three. At family gatherings, they’d put me on top of the table, and I would sing. Yiddish was home language. The meaning of this song is asking for good luck for all people, rather than only for oneself.

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      1. A perfect sentiment

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      2. Thank you again, Derrick

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  3. Thank you so much for the stories and recipes, i wonder what did happen to Riva.

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    1. We don’t know, and my Great-grandfather never mentioned her. Perhaps he himself didn’t know…
      Thank you so much for your interest, dear Mimi!

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  4. chattykerry says:

    I love that you transport me to wonderful unknown places and this week I will eat carrots with honey! K x

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    1. Thank you so much for a lovely comment, dear Kerry! Enjoy your carrots with honey!

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      1. Chocoviv says:

        You’re welcome 😊

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  5. purpleslob says:

    Such tragedy, but your ancestors rose above it all! May their memories be a blessing forever!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear purple person, for your understanding and compassion.
      P.S. There is a purple berry pie in the works!

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    1. We are not even in the cone, dear Melinda, but I thank you for your concern, my favorite purple person!

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  6. Excellent post. Very informative.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Micheline; your comment means a lot to me.

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  7. If I stil enjoyed cooking, I’d love this. But these days, I’m really cooked out. I want to be served. Unfortunately, that isn’t happening. Yet. I have hopes.

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    1. My best wishes for your hopes to come true, dear Marilyn! Thank you for stopping by.

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  8. Great! Grandmothers recipe are always best too, even one will get very heavy eating too much. Lol Thank you Dolly, and have a nice day.

    By the way: Will you have a look: https://www.instagram.com/p/B2B6cRnAYow/
    ————————I will no longer trust in the way Germany or the Free State of Bavaria is acting against Antisemitism and nationalism. Here in the village we have a lot of strong Nazis, two conmemorial clubs and the last election with near 20% of right wing voters. This the first time ever, and what’s about our honorable politicans in Bavaria?
    The increases the funds for renovating the square, and a 1914 built war memorial. To honor the WWII fallen, and – this was told to me some years ago – also in the plates written SS and SA-members. ;-(

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    1. Unfortunately, I cannot give you a “like” on Instagram since I am not on it, but thank you for sharing, Michael. How people continue to live there with the situation worsening every day is beyond me!
      Thank you for a lovely comment on my post, dear friend!

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      1. I my own behavior, we have to get back our money, stolen 20 years ago by politicans who want to get back the so called “Sudetenland”.

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      2. Oh yes, I am aware of that, Michael.
        Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend!

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      3. You too Dolly. Wish you a Hurricane free time.

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      4. Thank you so much! Can’t wait for the hurricane season to be over so we can get out on water again.

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      5. Wish you all the best. Four weeks in the past we had something like a very very small hurricane here. Horrible, we thought our trees will get down.

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      6. We have a hurricane season every year from June to October; we are used to it, but we have to mind the small craft advisory.

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