Recipe of the Month

  • Meatball Soup

    Meatball Soup

    This recipe from The Ellis Island Immigrant Cookbook comes from Deana Solomon of Flushing, Michigan. Deana’s mother and brother came to America by way of Ellis Island in December 1916 from Turkey. Deana’s father had arrived on Ellis Island from Turkey in 1912.

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  • Barbequed Brisket

    Barbequed Brisket

    Today we're sharing a recipe from Jewish Soul Food for Barbecued Brisket. A great option for a Father's Day dish. Canadian cookbook author Bonnie Stern contributed this recipe to the book. 

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  • Nellie O'Leary's Irish Soda Bread

    Nellie O'Leary's Irish Soda Bread

    This month’s recipe comes from Judy O’Leary Anderson of Syracuse, New York whose mother Nellie T. O’Donoughue O’Leary came through Ellis Island in 1920 from the village of Rathmore County, Kerry, Ireland.

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  • Jerusalem Sweet and Spicy Noodle Kugel

    Jerusalem Sweet and Spicy Noodle Kugel

    When Ashkenazi Jewish people brought their traditional noodle kugel to Jerusalem sometime during the nineteenth century, it underwent a curious transformation.

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  • Ricotta Cheese Balls

    Ricotta Cheese Balls

    This delicious dish comes from Jack Scordo of Watertown, New York. Jack’s mother Marianna Scordo, came through Ellis Island from Italy in 1916.

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  • Grandma’s Matzoh Meal Pancakes

    Grandma’s Matzoh Meal Pancakes

    Today's recipe from The Ellis Island Immigrant Cookbook comes from Judith Walsh of Brooklyn, New York. Judith's paternal grandmother Esther Wolkowich, was born in a small town in the Russian sector of Poland. Esther came to the United States at the turn of the century and brought some native recipes with her. Judith's favorite recipe was her grandmother's matzoh meal pancake.

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