Though the pickle recipe was brought over from Russia by Minnie Lampcov, her son Harold has been making them for decades with his wife Barbara. In a normal year, they would can about a dozen jars of pickles, which would last the family until the following summer. But this year is different. A few months ago, Harold’s wife passed away; Grandma Barbara is not here to help out anymore. In this video, he passes the recipe onto his granddaughter Sydney in honour of her wedding. Pickles have a special significance in her relationship with fiance Will. They were his introduction to this creative and resourceful DIY family. With the help of Will and Karen, Sydney's mother, they hope to make one jar for every guest at their upcoming nuptials. Will they succeed?
Food brings us together; one shared plate can produce countless moments and memories. The Roots & Recipes project aims to collect recipes and kitchen stories from first and second generation immigrants in Montreal in an inter-generational video series, Dishing Up the Past, and through live events.
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This project was made possible by Gen J.