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  1. Dishing Up the Past - Episode 1 - Gilberte Cohen-Scali's Salade Cuite / Couscous aux Légumes


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    Gilberte Cohen-Scali learned Moroccan cooking in little spurts, when her mother would come visit her in Arizona where she was living with her young family. When her mother passed away, Gilberte realized…

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    • Dishing Up the Past - Episode 2 - Ruth Levy's Chrimslech


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      Ruth Levy (nee Weissler) and her family escaped Nazi Germany just before the outbreak of WWII and resettled in Montreal. She eventually married Sam Levy and together they had 4 sons. She kept her…

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      • Dishing Up the Past - Episode 3 - Grandma Hazel's Poppyseed Cake with Custard Filling and Caramel Icing


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        When Grandma Clara turned 95, her daughter Hazel and granddaughter Cheryl prepared the family’s’ time-honored poppy seed cake for the celebration. It was Clara's husband Sam’s…

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        • Dishing Up the Past - Episode 4 - Evette Mashaal's Massafan (Star Cookies)


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          At the age of 13, Evette Mashaal's family was forced to leave Baghdad during the persecution of the Jews in Iraq in the late 1940s. They settled in Montreal. As a child in Baghdad, Evette remembers…

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          • Dishing Up the Past - Episode 6 - Nechama's Chulent


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            In this video, my mother, Nechama Rotstein (nee Godinger), who was born in Israel, teaches Netta (one of my three older sisters) and I how to make her famous Chulent, a Jewish bean stew that we grew…

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            • Dishing Up the Past - Episode 5 - Grandma Minnie's Pickles


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              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…

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