Thursday, February 16, 2006

Yiddish Vegetable Burgers 1926

Summary for Anglolects:

This 1926 Yiddish cookbook has fifty-one recipes for what now would be called (sigh) “veggie burgers,” including one very similar to one of Mark Bittman’s recipes in yesterday’s Times.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Yiddish cookbook was published by Fania Lewando in Vilna, Poland in 1938. She owned a vegetarian restaurant among whose customers who left testimonials was Marc Chagall.

7:22 PM  
Blogger DocHeshie said...

My aunt and uncle Fania and Lazar Lewando lived in Vilna during the war and perished in the Shoah. My Aunt had a vegetarian restaurant in Vilnius Kuchina Dieta-Jarska.
My Aunt visited my family in London in 1936 and left copies of the vegetarian cookbook she had written entitled: Lewando, Fania, 1938, Vegetarish-dietetisher kokhbukh Vilna: Druk. Inz. G. Kleckina. I would like to have a copy for each of my two daughters but I have not been able to find the book. If any one has a copy I would be happy to pay to have it copied.

6:06 AM  
Blogger k9ahura said...

docheshie, I recently acquired a copy of this 1938 Yiddish vegetarian cookbook. It has color plates, portrait of the author and testimonials by her customers, Marc Chagall and Itzik Manger among others. Do you remember anything about your aunt and uncle? What is Niemecka (Deutsche Gasse) called in in present day Vilnius.

5:47 PM  
Blogger k9ahura said...

docheshie, There is also a copy at Harvard University. An article was written about this cookbook in a Journal of Jewish Vegetarians (erroneously)claiming to be the only copy extant. It is indeed rare.

5:53 PM  
Blogger dobbytje said...

dear docheshie,

I am talking about a reprint of the book I wonder if you know something more for example the adress if you have photgraps of it if you have a menu etc
Perhaps you are willing to cooperate

sinerely yours

5:31 AM  
Blogger k9ahura said...

Her address was Niemiecka 14, Wilno. I can send scan of cover. If she came to London in 1936, it is unlikely that she left the books which were published two years later. Spreekt U Nederlands?

7:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear DocHeshie
This is beshert. Mu aunt Fania Lewando came to London two years before the war and visited my family (are we related?!!)and I have some information about this. I have a copy of the book and also some exciting news about the book. Please contact me!

3:23 AM  

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