Author Archives: Christine Preimesberger

Game: Afikomen Game

The Afikomen Game The informant couldn’t remember what Afikomen means or whether the word is in Yiddish or Hebrew. This is a children’s game that’s played during Passover. The informant explains that during Passover there is a service called a Seder. The ceremony comes with a book that spells out all the rituals and what… Continue Reading »

Food: Bacalhoada

My informant told me her grandparents come from the Azores a group of islands off the coast of Portugal. Ever year around Easter, on Good Friday, her grandfather cooks a dish called Bacalhoada. It is basically a dish formulated from potatoes, fish, hard-boiled eggs, olives, onions, and whatever else is available in the kitchen. This… Continue Reading »