װידער געפֿילטע Gefilte Redux
I am all but certain that all the other Yiddish vegetarian Jewish food bloggers will corroborate that the most requested, coveted, and yearned for vegetarian adaptation is for gefilte fish (געפֿילטע פֿיש ). In the recipes posted here and here I followed Lena Braun's suggestion to use salsify, or as she calls it אױסטער־פּלענט (oyster-plent). We couldn't find any salsify in time to shoot this video, and first tried Braun's back-up suggestion of cauliflower. The cauliflower fish was fine, but not really as smashing as the salsify version. Finally we hit upon the parsnip and cauliflower combination, which provides salsify-worthy verisimilitude with ingredients you can find at a moment's notice.
For the Joyous holiday of Shvies (the best yontif) have a look at our blintz episode. Recipes here and here.
And do have a listen to the Tablet magazine Shvies podcast here.
I have nothing else to add. I just wanted to type "salsify-worthy verisimilitude" again.