Tag Archives: Jewish cuisine


Baking Challah and Learning New Bread Recipes During Quarantine

My friend baked a lot of bread after the USC autumn semester ended, and the kitchen filled with bagels, pretzels, pizza, focaccia and Challah. I especially liked the Challah, which maintained a doughy taste after baking. I liked the bread because it was dense. My friend topped his Challah with salt, poppy seeds and sesame… Continue Reading »

Matzah Pizza: Jewish Folk Cuisine

Context: I invited the informant to my dorm room at USC to work on the project collaboratively. He sat down next to me, and we began having a conversation about the passover holiday. He told me that Passover snacks were somewhat strange, but ultimately delicious. I inquired further, since I was unaware of the specific… Continue Reading »

Chinese Food on Christmas

Interviewer: Does your family engage in any Jewish culinary customs such as eating kosher? SS: We aren’t kosher but like a lot of other Jewish Americans we actually eat Chinese food on Christmas which is an interesting tradition.  Interviewer: Can you tell me more about this? SS: I’ve been doing it since as long as… Continue Reading »