Six Word Memoirs

Six Word Memoirs LogoWhen we talk about Jewish food, there is no denying that food is absolutely central to Jewish history, culture, religious observance and Jewish continuity. We had a chance to explore some thoughts and ideas about Jewish food in Torah and in our lives and memories during our discussion of parashat Sh’lach L’cha on Saturday, June 14, 2014. A very rich portion, it includes the first commandments in the Torah regarding challah. Fabrangeners were invited to write six-word memoirs about the role, meaning and memories of Jewish food in their own lives. Many wonderful responses are below. For more information about six-word memoirs on a wide range of topics, please go to http://www.sixwordmemoirs.com/. ~~ Susan Barocas

Haroseth, sauerbraten, spätzle, challah, bagels, matzo ~ Lloyd

Cooking together: melding our family flavors ~ Bracha

Janice’s chicken soup means Passover seder ~ Victoria

Grandma covers counters with kreplach, blintzes

Bubbe’s gnarled hands surrounding hot teaglass ~ Bob

Chop ’til you drop – gefilte fish ~ Laurie

Gray pitcha with eggs and garlic ~ Laurie

Haroset and maror: eagerly-anticipated dissonance ~ Melissa

Sephardic is more than Passover rice ~ Susan

Breaking challah crust reveals soft heart ~ Susan

Around Bubbe’s table slurping soup satisfyingly ~ Susan

My brisket combines two Grandma’s recipes ~ Dick

Grandma Frankel made my own mini-Challah ~ Dick

Kneidlach, potato pancakes, challah, brisket  – friendsfamily ~ Elena