Recipes

Griff Family Recipes for a Sweet New Year

Griff Family Recipes for a Sweet New Year

This post was adapted from a piece originally published in 2011. The Museum’s former Program Director, Hanna Griff-Sleven, not only cooked up great programs (including our signature Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Festival!) but is a wonderful chef, too. In this post from 2011, she shares some delicious dessert recipes that will make your […]

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Giving Thanks for Ma, and Her Turkey, on her Yarzheit

Giving Thanks for Ma, and Her Turkey, on her Yarzheit

This post is written by Hanna Griff-Sleven, Director of Cultural Programs and Intern Coordinator at the Museum at Eldridge Street. My mother died on the 5th of Kislev in 1991 (November 12th) and this year her Yarzheit (the anniversary of her death) is on Thanksgiving. The Jewish calendar is a lunar one and every few years […]

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Pretzel Rolls, Salmon Croquettes & Other Immigrant Recipes

Pretzel Rolls, Salmon Croquettes & Other Immigrant Recipes

By Gwen Underwood, Museum at Eldridge Street Intern Pushcarts and crowded outdoor marketplaces were a common site for Eastern Europe Jewish immigrants – as can be seen in the Museum’s new exhibition “The Jewish Ghetto in Postcards: From Eastern Europe to the Lower East Side” on view December 15-through March 8, 2017. These early twentieth-century […]

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Three Kugels – A Foray into Jewish Cooking

Three Kugels – A Foray into Jewish Cooking

All my life, I have explored and savored different cultures through their food. I came to the United States from the Dominican Republic when I was four years old. I held onto my own culture very tightly. I listened to Dominican music, ate the food my mom made, spoke Spanish at home, and made friends with […]

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Passover Recipe – Flourless Chocolate Cake

Passover Recipe – Flourless Chocolate Cake

Contributed by Hanna Griff-Sleven, Director of Cultural Programs at the Museum at Eldridge Street Places and people are often associated with a particular food. When I was in college I  studied in Nantes, France for a semester. France lived up to its food and cooking reputation! The French mama of the family I lived with […]

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Passover Recipe – Bonnie’s Matzo Crunch

Passover Recipe – Bonnie’s Matzo Crunch

This a recipe my mom has been making for my family on Passover ever since I can remember. The original recipe is from The Boston Globe. As is typical, my mom has introduced her own spin on the recipe but you can check out the original recipe here.  It’s  a delicious way to sweeten up the traditional […]

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Celebrating Love & Wine

Celebrating Love & Wine

by Madison Lehrhaupt, Summer Intern This past weekend marked the minor Jewish holiday Tu B’av. For modern day observers, Tu B’av is the celebration of love. However, in Ancient Israel, the holiday traditionally marked the beginning of the grape harvest. Young, eligible girls donning white dresses danced beautifully throughout the vineyards, celebrating this joyous occasion. […]

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