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Topic: Kosher Cookies Disquised as Sicilian?, Was: coffee crisis at work (2 msgs / 136 lines)
1) From: Lynne Biziewski
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!
The cookies (what did my mother call them - some exotic name like, "rolled
up apricot cookies" - really are rugalach. Her recipe was so old that a few
of the ingredients were faded. So when I did a search for the cookie with
the same ingredients - I came up with rugalach. (My mom was Sicilian - the
Polish name came from my dad's side - a whole 'nuther "are we really Jewish=
"
story!)
A funny story - when I lived in Arizona a few years ago, I was delighted to
find what I think was the only multicultural grocery store (something we
have everywhere in the Boston area.) I started talking to an older couple
about corned beef and bagels (can't remember why - probably because I was
searching through the Kosher isle.) I related the story of how I was so
happy to have found the ONLY Jewish deli in Tucson (with great corned beef
sandwiches..mmm), and how the owner and a patron let me know that there are
NO decent Chinese food restaurants in the city, which somehow led to me
talking about my (at that time) recently passed away mom who LOVED good
bagels (I'm buy bags for her at a now-closed bakery in Brookline).
Apparently, this wonderful, kind woman thought I was Jewish. She urged me t=
o
come to her synagogue (and now I wish I had..). I stood there, trying to
decide whether to tell her I wasn't Jewish - and rather than make her feel
uncomfortable, I didn't say.
I never thought it was unusual, either, that we often had matzo's in the
house - but then the city where I grew up (and now have returned - hooray!)
was predominantly Jewish (along w/Italian and Irish). Maybe the availabilit=
y
of the grocery items was why....
Now on my father's side... heck, I'm really going off topic, and that's an
even longer story!
Lynne
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2) From: Sandy Andina
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I'm Jewish (Gallitzianer, or Polish, on my dad's side--with some  
Alsatian way back when--and Belorussian on my mom's). My husband is  
German & Hungarian Catholic on his mom's side and Scots Anglican,  
Swiss-Italian, and Peruvian on his dad's (and his dad converted to  
Catholicism so my husband is also Catholic). Our son claims to be  
Heinz-57.
On Jan 12, 2007, at 7:25 PM, Lynne Biziewski wrote:
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Sandy
www.sandyandina.com
www.sass-music.com
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I'm Jewish (Gallitzianer, or =
Polish, on my dad's side--with some Alsatian way back when--and =
Belorussian on my mom's). My husband is German & Hungarian Catholic =
on his mom's side and Scots Anglican, Swiss-Italian, and Peruvian on his =
dad's (and his dad converted to Catholicism so my husband is also =
Catholic). Our son claims to be Heinz-57.
On Jan 12, 2007, =
at 7:25 PM, Lynne Biziewski wrote:
Either it = crossed borders, or there's some Jewish background w/me somewhere! = The cookies (what did my mother call them - some exotic name = like, "rolled up apricot cookies" - really are rugalach. Her recipe was = so old that a few of the ingredients were faded. So when I did a search = for the cookie with the same ingredients - I came up with rugalach. (My = mom was Sicilian - the Polish name came from my dad's side - a whole = 'nuther "are we really Jewish" story!) A funny story - when I = lived in Arizona a few years ago, I was delighted to find what I think = was the only multicultural grocery store (something we have everywhere = in the Boston area.) I started talking to an older couple about corned = beef and bagels (can't remember why - probably because I was searching = through the Kosher isle.) I related the story of how I was so happy to = have found the ONLY Jewish deli in Tucson (with great corned beef = sandwiches..mmm), and how the owner and a patron let me know that there = are NO decent Chinese food restaurants in the city, which somehow led to = me talking about my (at that time) recently passed away mom who LOVED = good bagels (I'm buy bags for her at a now-closed bakery in Brookline). = Apparently, this wonderful, kind woman thought I was Jewish. She = urged me to come to her synagogue (and now I wish I had..). I stood = there, trying to decide whether to tell her I wasn't Jewish - and rather = than make her feel uncomfortable, I didn't say. I never thought = it was unusual, either, that we often had matzo's in the house - but = then the city where I grew up (and now have returned - hooray!) was = predominantly Jewish (along w/Italian and Irish). Maybe the availability = of the grocery items was why.... Now on my father's side... = heck, I'm really going off topic, and that's an even longer = story! Lynne
Sandywww.sass-music.com
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