The Dobos Torte

The Dobos Torte has been in the Lowy family for longer than anyone can remember. We know that Nana always made it (my great-Nana, Blanche), and that it’s a Hungarian dessert, and that it takes a really damn long time to make. We know that it’s chocolatey and rich and amazing, and that you always […]

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My Babushka’s Veggie Fried Rice

In our household, things run like clockwork. No, hold on, I said that wrong. Rather, clocks run like things in our household. There’s no joking around here on 4th Soviet Street, never, no way. [Particularly not when I wear my sparkly kitty sweater]. I come into the kitchen for breakfast sharply at 8:30. Breakfast table conversation […]

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Пышки

When I shuffled my dirty purple slippers into the kitchen this morning my babushka greeted me cheerily with a “с днем числа пи.” At first I had no idea what this meant and blinked at her while my пшенная каша (millet porridge) got cold. She tried again. “Числа пи! Числа пи.” She tried harder. “You […]

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