Recipe of the Month

  • Recipes in The Ellis Island Immigrant Cookbook

    Recipes in The Ellis Island Immigrant Cookbook

    The following recipes were brought down from Canada by Author Tom Bernardin’s great-grandparents. Tom’s New York Irish and German mother wasted no time in learning to make them.

     

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  • Passover Green Chicken Soup

    Passover Green Chicken Soup

    Today we are sharing a recipe from Jewish Soul Food for Passover Green Chicken Soup by Hadassah Kavel.

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  • Red Cabbage

    Red Cabbage

    Today we’re sharing a recipe from The Ellis Island Immigrant Cookbook for Red Cabbage. This recipe from Mary V. Lee of Deer Park, New York was handed down to her by her Irish great-grandmother.

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  • Beef and Potato Sofrito

    Beef and Potato Sofrito

    Today we’re sharing a recipe from Jewish Soul Food for Beef and Potato Sofrito. The term sofrito refers to a technique rather than a specific dish. First, potatoes are briefly deep-fried and then added to a pot where beef or chicken has been slowly braising. The result is a golden-brown pot roast with meltingly tender meat and potatoes that have retained their shape despite the lengthy cooking.

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  • Spareribs, Cabbage & Sauerkraut

    Spareribs, Cabbage & Sauerkraut

    Today we’re sharing a recipe in The Ellis Island Immigrant Cookbook from Patricia C. Abramoski. Patricia’s husband’s grandmother, Constance Rzodkiewicz, came through Ellis Island from Poland and was detained there for about three months in 1908 along with his mother, who was only 2 years old at the time. His mother, Sophie Rzodkiewicz Abramoski, had gotten a rash on the way over and the officials feared she had smallpox.

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  • Grandma Steiner’s Christmas Cookies

    Grandma Steiner’s Christmas Cookies

    Grandma Steiner’s Christmas Cookie recipe comes from Mrs. Robert Patey of Springfield, Illinois, “This is my ‘secret’ recipe for cookies, which has been handed down from generation to generation, beginning with Mrs. Johann Steiner in Switzerland. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without these cookies brought from the ‘Old World’.”

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