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Shelsky's Smoked Fish Serves Up Gefilte Three Ways
is now taking orders for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, owner Peter Shelsky told Carroll Gardens Patch.
"We have a great menu lined up for this year, including my Grandma Yetta’s Gefilte Fish, Scottish Salmon Gefilte Fish, and a European Style Gefilte Loaf. And, of course, we will be doing the crying for you, grating our own horseradish!"
Upon further inquiry, Shelsky described the differences between Grandma Yetta's version and Euro Style as such: "The Grandma Yetta’s is traditional oblong lumps—quasi-quenelles, I’m calling the shape this year," he said. Yetta's comes in two varieties, savory and sweet. Meanwhile, the European Style is "even a bit sweeter than the sweet Yetta’s variety and is formed in 4-pound loaves, which can be served whole, halved, or sliced to order by the pound.
"We are also doing Schmaltz-fried potato latkes, gluten-free vegetarian potato latkes, matzo ball soup, blintzes with Ben’s Farmer Cheese and blueberry bompote, honey cake, and a whole bunch of pastries to usher in the New Year!" he added before this reporter started gnawing her arm off.
Mile End Cookbook Hits Shelves, Plus–Rosh Catering!
Another favorite Jewish haunt, , celebrated the publication of their first cookbook on Tuesday, which offers recipes and instruction on how to make your own deli meats as well as bake traditional Jewish desserts. But signing copies for fans will not prevent owners Noah and Rae Bernamoff from also offering a slamming menu for the high holidays, available for $40 per person [two person minimum].
Dishes will include challah, chicken soup with matzo ball, gefilte fish with chrain - your choice of chicken, brisket or salmon - cauliflower kugel, Brussels sprouts and tsimis. All orders for Rosh Hashanna must be placed by September 10.
Battersby Shares Their Close Kitchen Quarters with the Times
The love affair with all things Battersby continues. To check out the video, visit The New York Times.