Tuesday, August 02, 2016

מיט װאָס עסט מען דאָס? ?What on earth are these

Did I buy these at the farmers' market, or did The We'an catch them playing Pokemon Go? 
I cooked some of them and connected one to the mouse-port on my computer, unless I made up that last bit.  I will update this post with a recipe soon, but first post your guesses in the comments.  If you are reading this on email, click here to comment.  In addition to immortal fame and glory, the winner will get a little lagniappe from me.

7 Comments:

Anonymous ST Hoyinck said...

These are the original gherkins, cucumis anguria. Originally from West Africa, they migrated to the America's via Jamaica.

9:36 AM  
Blogger the chocolate lady מרת שאקאלאד said...

You are correct! Contact me by email and I will get your address!

9:23 PM  
Blogger Alan Divack said...

they are some kind of cucumber -- this I know because of a posting by Romy Dorotan or Amy Besa of Purple Yam restaurant in Dtimas park -- you all must be trolling the same groceries or farmers markets

3:49 PM  
Blogger the chocolate lady מרת שאקאלאד said...

You are correct.

5:56 PM  
Blogger sharon_m said...

Hi chocolate lady, a friend of mine has a few questions about rice kugel and I can't seem to figure out how to email you. As you are the translator of the Fanny Lewando cookbook, I thought you might be able to help. First question is: what kind of rice would have been used by my friend's Baba? She's using Uncle Ben's converted rice but is unsure if that's the best. Secondly, the kugel is baked in a bain marie, but for some reason the apples on top get dried out. When her Baba made the dish the apples were soft. Please help! Thanks, Sharon

2:53 PM  
Blogger the chocolate lady מרת שאקאלאד said...

Hi Sharon,

My best guess is that a long grain type like Anson Mills Carolina Gold would be close to what was used in Vilne, but I think short grain rice would also make a delicious, though different kugl.

I have never tried converted rice, but I imagine that could be good too--is it a parboiled quick-cooking rice?

6:24 PM  
Blogger sharon_m said...

Thanks Chocolate lady!

6:33 PM  

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