Recipes

For a true understanding of the cultures in Bloodlines and On the Sickle’s Edge, we invite you to try preparing traditional South African and Russian foods. A nation’s cuisine is a reflection of its many diverse cultures. Here are some of our favorite dishes:

Here are the best of my family recipes dating back to my Russian Jewish great-grandmother, Miasha, my mother’s “Bubbe.” They were handed down to my grandmother Dora and now to my mother, Betty. A four-generation family tradition of great cooks, all!

Polychay ydovolstvie! (Enjoy!)

There’s no better way to learn about and experience a culture than through its food. South African dishes are a multi-cultural melange of flavors, spices and ingredients. We have partnered with award-winning caterer The Catered Affair to replicate the Frankel family’s recipes.

  • When I was a child, my mother made these wonderful milk pies, with a flaky, buttery pastry and just a hint of cinnamon to flavor the filling. INGREDIENTS For the Pastry: 3 cups flour 1/4 teaspoon salt...

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  • A delectable appetizer or snack, a samosa is a fried or baked pastry with a savory filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas, lentils, ground lamb, ground beef or ground chicken. The size, shape ...

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  • A wonderful side dish for luncheon or dinner, this exotic and delicious cole slaw has a distinctly Indian taste flavored with cumin, cilantro, coriander and mint. INGREDIENTS 8 cups shredded cabbage 1...

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  • 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 s...

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  • My whole family loves these wonderful pudding cakes, usually served hot with custard or ice cream. They are prepared with apricot jam and have a spongy caramelized texture.   INGREDIENTS For the ...

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  • Essentially a South African doughnut, Koeksusters (KUK-sistahs) are twisted and/or braided. These delicious treats are prepared by deep-frying plaited dough rolls in oil, then dipping the fried dough ...

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  • A specialty found on the menus of many South African and Indian restaurants, this succulent dish consists of roasted chicken chunks (tikka) in a spicy (masala) sauce. The sauce is usually creamy, spic...

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