Lin Yutang wrote: What is patriotism but the food of one's youth?
So I felt when I read Jim's recipes for matzoh brei and cukoo for kugel. Ah, the old country! Brooklyn. Weinstein's Delicatessen and Johnny Red's on Thirteenth Avenue. My grandma Minnie.
Minnie's fricasse of chicken wings, chicken hearts, beef lung with bay leaf and a spoon of heinz's catchup haunts me always.
Where does this dish come from?