Lena Goldstein 1919-2019. Mother, grandmother, survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Inspiration to all who knew her. These are her memories of a friend who didn’t survive the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, 76 years ago. “There is nobody alive who remembers his full name. Even I only know him by his first name: Heniek.”
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me - 3 kilos of cumquats, fresh from the tree. That’s why I’ve been making a spicy, delicate cumquat marmalade. Recipe, plus heartwarming Jerusalem Christmas story all here this week.
Chocolate and 2 types of nuts in 2 layers in this delicious cake - hence the name. No flour and no dairy unless you go for broke and cover it with a rich chocolate ganache :-) It's the recipe of Melbourne grandmother Marysia Segan and you can read her amazing life story here too.
Curried Lentil soup, perfect for an Australian winter, and Mediterranean baked fish, perfect any time of year! Both recipes from Melbourne grandmother Judy Kolt, with a heart-stopping story of being saved by Catholic nuns in Poland during World War Two.
Spectacular Chocolate Yeast cake. Think chocolate swirled through brioche, perfect for a sweet New Year. Plus a story of friendship. 2 girls who slept side by side in Japanese PoW camps 75 years ago, still friends today, still baking this cake!
A recipe for Cheese and Noodle Kugel, a Jewish version of Mac & Cheese, the supreme comfort food. It’s the recipe of American artist Mindy Weisel, the daughter of 2 Auschwitz Survivors and one of the first babies born in Bergen-Belsen after WW2. Fascinating reflections on being a child of Survivors.