My Grandmother’s Recipes: Part 4, Gefilte Fish.

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Which teenage love story has become proverbial, portrayed on stage and on the movie screen, rendered into an opera and a ballet? Romeo and Juliet, you say? You’ve seen too much of Leonardo di Caprio, Beautiful People! Those kids have got nothing on my grandparents,  whose love story that lasted for 60 years starts in Part 4 (click for Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7).

Part 4.jpgPart 4 cont

This song will help to put you in the matchmaking atmosphere of a shtetl (small town) more than 100 years ago:

Now we are ready for my grandmother’s gefilte fish: https://koolkosherkitchen.wordpress.com/2018/09/06/gefilte-fish-heads-the-year-3/

Enjoy! 

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  1. lifelessons says:

    I think I’ve told you before how my father used to go down to Mack’s Cafe for a big gefilte fish-feed with all the Norwegians every Xmas. He was Dutch, not Norwegian, but he was the only fish-eater in our family and needed to get his piscine thrills where he could.

    So, are we going to hear the rest of the story, about the suitor?

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    1. No, you’ve never told me your father’s fish story. Fascinating to me – Norwegians and geflite fish!
      The story of the suitor continues tomorrow.

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      1. lifelessons says:

        Okay.. good. I love your family stories and it amazes me how many you know. I wish I’d asked more questions of my grandparents and parents.

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      2. My family was in many ways different from most, and as a child, I was curious as to what made us different, so I kept after my grandparents with questions. And, of course, the two years I spent in my Great-grandfather’s house were priceless; I lived in what you can only see in Fiddler on the Roof.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Aradhana!

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  2. Really like going back to these and following our exchanges

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    1. And I truly appreciate your kind comments, Derrick.

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  3. It sounds like an amazing upbringing your Grandmother received. The example of her mother stood her well her whole life, didn’t it.

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    1. It was a traditional upbringing in moderately wealthy families before the revolution. She never had any formal education because the revolution cut off her education in midflight, so to speak, yet she knew several languages and was always abreast of the current political and cultural events.
      Thank you so much for your interest, dear Mimi.

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  4. What a delicious one. Thank you for remembering, Dolly! Now i think its time to realize it by myself. Michael

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    1. Good like realizing, dear Michael! Thank you for a lovely comment.

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  5. Sure, friends!
    We will tell Mama to sign you up.
    The Cat Gang.

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