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.
Sad news. Food is Love grandmothers Baba Schwartz and Saba Feniger have passed away. Both Holocaust suvivors, authors, mothers, grandmothers and titans of the Melbourne Jewish community. This week, a tribute to Baba Sachwartz.
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.
It's health recipes this week. We've trawled through our archive of grandmothers' recipes to find 3 which suit an inflammation reducing diet. The tomato and green plum salad is seasonal, a super-tasty spring special, from a Central Asian grandmother. Plus a glimpse of Trump in Jerusalem.
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.