This kasha varnishkes recipe was almost lost in the Holocaust


October 21, 2022

By Tova Friedman

A beloved dish “made the old-fashioned way” with lots of mushrooms.

In “Honey Cake & Latkes: Recipes from the Old World by the Auschwitz-Birkenau Survivors,” Tova Friedman writes, “My late husband’s favorite food was tzimmes, but he also shared his family’s recipe for kasha varnishkes. So from the time I had my own family and had children, we always used to prepare tzimmes and varnishkes. This is the “old-fashioned” way to make it: with lots of mushrooms.”

This hearty dish is perfect for the crisp fall months. 


4 cups of water

1 cup kasha (...

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