Sad news and a sweet recipe this week. We are making Melbourne grandmother Saba Feniger’s honey cake in her honour, as she passed away last month, aged 92. Plus a recap of her extraordinary World War 2 survival story.
Emergency cheesecake recipe, just in time for the Jewish festival of Shavuot. Yes, a holiday built around cheesecake is a fine thing. And these recipes are 2 of the finest. A tiny but perfect personal cheescake, baked on a vineleaf, plus a classic Polish cheesecake, the recipe from Melbourne Holocaust survivor Sabcia Saaroni.
Chrusty. Light as air pastry bow ties, which can be either savoury or sweet. (The secret – a splash of vodka!) It’s the fail-safe recipe of Lena Goldstein, the oldest grandmother in this project, who’s still baking aged 98… Lena’s also haring something she’s written -- her memories of a friend who didn’t survive the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, 74 years ago this month. “There is nobody alive who remembers his full name. Even I only know him by his first name: Heniek.”
European recipes + Australian beach life. Duck plastered in garlic and honey, stuffed with fruit and baked. Red cabbage braised with apple. The recipes of 2 Melbourne grandmothers, both Holocaust survivors from Poland, great friends and great cooks. Plus Sydney's ocean pools and a deelish organic cafe.
Leonard Cohen has left the world enriched with his songs, poetry, spirituality, great personal charm and wry humour. He was both a Zen Buddhist monk and a committed Jew, so we prepare his favourite Friday night meal. To the recipe of one of the Food is Love grandmothers of course. Click to find out what it is.
The oldest man in the world prepares to have the barmitzva he missed out on at 13. Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal has just 113 -- so his barmitzva will be a century late! Plus 2 fabulous Turkish vegetarian dishes - tomato and pomegranate salad and 'Turkish bride' soup. An unusual mix of tastes and stories this week!
What is the Jewish grandmother's go-to ingredient? Turns out it's minced chicken, so we have 4 recipes for chicken rissoles. Baked, fried, poached and in chicken soup - from grandmothers from Europe through Egypt and Libya. It's an international chicken rissole festival at Food is Love this week, and they're all delicious!
A break from the usual format this week, with a feature about a Palestinian project collecting heirloom seeds, to stop them disappearing from local fields -- and history. Plus a recipe for (vegan) stuffed vine leaves, which always taste best when you pick them fresh from the fields. Summer pleasures on Food is Love.