Re: [Cz-L] Question on Czernowitz cuisine

From: Marianne Hirsch <>
Date: Sun, 06 Jul 2008 19:40:38 -0400
To: Steven Lasky <>
Reply-to: Marianne Hirsch <>

Dear Steven,

My mother was very helpful with your menu questions. A typical
Mittagessen in Czernowitz would include a
"Vorspeise" hors d'oeuvres -- Leberpatete (chopped liver) or may be
eggplant salad (Romanian vinete) served with sliced tomatoes
Soup -- my be chicken soup with Nockerl (gnocchi), or potato soup, or
beet borsht with dill and sour cream
main course -- roast veal, or Wiener schnitzel (veal), with mashed
potatoes and peas or carrots.
dessert -- inevitably a Torte, may be Schmettentorte (sour cream
torte) (see recipe on the website). I bet this was followed by a

Regional influences included Hungarian (goulash), Romanian (stuffed
cababge, eggplant, placinta = filo dough with cheese or meat
stuffing), Austrian, of course and Russian/Ukrainian Jewish (borsht,
dumplings of various sorts, pierogies).

Hope this helps.

best, Marianne

On Jul 5, 2008, at 7:46 PM, Steven Lasky wrote:

> Greetings,
> I am wondering whether the kosher menu I just put online from a 1900
> Berlin restaurant contains dishes that one might have found in
> Czernowitz at a time. I imagine that the cuisine of Czernowitz was
> probably somewhatt international, a melange of dishes from different
> cultures, but I'm just curious. The link to my menu is
> .
> Also, a question for you who are knowledgeable in German cuisine, I
> have a few questions.
> A salmon dish is covered with "Remouladense." What is this word in
> English?
> Also is "Rinder-Pokelbrust" pickled calf's breast?
> I'd appreciate it if a few of you would review the menu and perhaps
> check my English translations and offer up better ones.
> I still haven't received from anyone either a typical Czernowitzer
> or Bukowinaer regional menu, so barring receiving one soon, I will
> forgo this and look for other regional menus.
> I wonder how much German cuisine had influenced the Czernowitz
> cuisine. I believe I read that there was a strong cultural German
> influence in the early days. Was it before WWI or after?
> Was the Czernowitzer cuisine (Jewish or not) influenced more by
> German, Romanian, Russian, or some other culture? Are there foods
> that are uniquely from Czernowitz, or were most all the dishes, etc.
> absorbed from the cuisine of other cultures?
> Thanks.
> Best,
> Steven Lasky
> New York

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