Like so many around the world, the brutal assault on Ukraine by Vladimir Putin has been on my mind a lot lately. For me and my family, one of the effects of the conversation about Ukraine has been to think about our own connection to this country, which, like it is for many Ashkenazi Jews, … Continue reading Ukraine


When I was in North Carolina this past month visiting family, I actually did a bit of my own cooking. Since I had my cousin Sarah there, who is a fellow cook and excellent photographer, I thought it would be great to do a co-blog post with her.  So we asked our grandmother Betty what she remembers eating as a child, and … Continue reading Schnecken