Like many weeknight dishes, the recipe for lokshen
mit kaese, as it is called in Yiddish, was budget-friendly, alluringly homey, and effortless.
Jewish specialties will also grace the table, including kasha varnishkes (bowtie pasta with buckwheat) and my fruit noodle lokshen
kugel (a casserole built on egg noodles).
Moreover, in underworld Yiddish slang, lokshen are also lashes as well as the punitive instrument that inflicts them, a cat-'o-nine-tails or leather whip for flogging.
The onomatopoeia of "swallowing, scarfing and slurping" is Rosenfeld's translation into English of the Yiddish word that he must take into himself, the lokshen that he must eat.
to Lo Mein: The Jewish Love Affair with Chinese Food.
He provides descriptions of dishes such as lokshen, farfel, kreplach, schmaltz and chicken soup.
Hallgarten ate eastern European style Jewish food (as her parents came from Poland) such as kreplach, chicken soup and lokshen.
chicken soup chopped liver chopped herring gefilte fish stuffed cabbage (sweet and sour variant) potato kugel and lokshen
kugel blintzes tsimmes honey cake (lekakh) teyglakh hamentaschen mandelbroyt
It's a very casual, joyful, fun-filled time and usually includes dishes like Ricotta Latkes, Potato Latkes, Chili Con Queso, Quick-and-Easy Cheese Blintz Casserole, Rich-and-Fruity Lokshen
Kugel, a fruit or vegetable salad, an assortment of cookies such as Chocolate Chip Mandelbrot, Fruit-Nut Confection Balls or Hanukkah Butter Cookies, and Soft Pretzels or Cinnamon Buns.
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The main attraction is Gusta's brisket tsimmes and lokshen
kugel, which went nowhere as Mulligan stew and hot apple pie.