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Human Rights Day in South Africa

  |   Blog, What I'm Thinking

March 21, 1960 is a date deeply inscribed on the memories and hearts of South Africans. The events of that day, which have come to be known as the Sharpeville Massacre, spoke of unforgettable horror: the South African police opening fire on black protesters demonstrating...

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Wines of South Africa

  |   Recipes of South Africa

South Africa boasts some of the world’s greatest wines. Tourists travel from the world over to visit the country’s famous Winelands. Complete your South African meal by serving some of the wines suggested below. Or, host your own South African wine-tasting. Here are some of...

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Victoria Turovsky’s Borscht

  |   Recipes of Russia

This recipe comes from our good friend, Victoria Turovsky, who has made borscht “by feel” since her childhood in Ukraine.  A recipe loved by her grandson, she has been good enough to share it here.Ingredients:6  cups chicken broth or bouillon2 cans small whole beets. Reserve...

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Russian-inspired Knadelach (Matzo Balls)

  |   Recipes of Russia

Ingredients: 3 eggs, well beaten3 T canola oil (or chicken fat, for a more authentic taste)3 T finely ground almondsSalt, pepper, pinch sugar9 T ground Matzo (or Matzo meal)6 cups chicken broth (or salted water)Preparation:   Mix first four ingredients wellWhen mixture is combined, add Matzo mealLet...

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Babushka “Bubbe’s” Chopped Herring

  |   Recipes of Russia

Ingredients: 1 small jar pickled herring in wine sauce. Discard sauce and onions, reserving only herring.1 Granny Smith apple1/4 onion, sliced thinly3 Marie biscuits (or other plain crackers)Juice of 1 or 2 lemons1 tsp sugar2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced.½ cup fresh parsley, choppedPreparation:Mince or grind first four...

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