Thursday, February 16, 2006

The Cheese Sandwich in Yiddish Publishing History

For reasons I am too pie-eyed to explain just now, I have been searching my Yiddish cookbooks for historically relevant cheese sandwich recipes. Here’s the recipe from the Mishulu cookbook we’ve been looking at the last few days:

Cheese sandwich

Cream cheese, homemade cheese, grated Dutch (American) cheese or thin slices of Swiss cheese, covered with lettuce or spinach leaves on whole wheat bread spread with butter.

(I think they out a verb. You still get the idea)


Blogger zoe p. said...

wells feels threatened, methinks.

interesting business this . . . i've never been interested in glossy food writing, but i've always cooked and read cookbooks and enjoyed the virtual pleasures of reading about eating . . . i've been thinking about how intimate and material knitting and cooking blogs are and how much sensory pleasure people seem to get from them . . . and i don't even knit. sometimes i've thought that magazine writing shared (or prefigured) this bloggy step-by-step instructional intimacy, but never cooking mags, more womens and girls make up and advice things . . . the very near presence of the bodies in the language . . . and cookbooks too, of course. the second person address, but that's not so much in blogs . . . i think elaine scarry is on to this when she talks about "imaginative construction" in dreaming by the book.

ok, maybe i've gone to far afield now, but this has been helpful for me . . .

11:47 AM  
Blogger the chocolate doctor מרת שאקאלאד said...

I am another non-knitter captivated by the whole knitting/bloggin, knitting cafe thing. I went to a knitting cafe nearby. I loved the colors and textures of the yarns, but felt it would be sad to take some away from such a cosy place.

Back to the blogged body, "The very near presence of the bodies in the language" I agree this is a big deal. I haven't read Dreaming by the Book, only The Body in Pain so far, but will look out for it.

way back when, before there was a wwweb, there was an engineer at (I think) MIT who typed what he had eaten for lunch everyday in his personal profile that users could access by "fingering" his account (a rudimentary lookup process no longer possible on current computer systems). Lots of folks, your chocolate lady included, checked everyday. Why? I think I'll take this one Out There.

11:31 PM  

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