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Latkes

We sat on the couch eating platefuls of warm latkes.  Their brown, crisp, and lacy exterior in perfect contrast to their soft and mellow insides.  The odor of grease, potatoes and onions still hangs in the air, taking form like the memory of Mother’s sweat.  She brings comfort, lifts our spirits and fills our bellies with… Continue reading Latkes

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Cholent

I can recall the crockpot sitting inconspicuously on the counter; the kitchen was dark, though we all gathered around waiting to eat.  From the pot, our dear friend ladled a thick, brown substance into our bowls.  “It’s Cholent,” he explained, and I was dubious.  Yet the first bite of that earthy stew etched itself into my… Continue reading Cholent