Hallah with Pesto Filling

Hallah with Pesto Filling

Liz Ison This recipe was inspired by a blog post on “The Nosher” and a 1938 Lithuanian Jewish cookbook written in Yiddish. First, the extraordinary cookbook, The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook: originally published in the 1930s in Yiddish by Fania Lewando who was the owner of a vegetarian restaurant in Vilna, Lithuania, frequented by Marc Chagall, amongst others. … Continue reading

Potato Kugel

Potato Kugel

6 medium potatoes 1 onion 3 eggs, beaten 1/3 cup matzah meal 1 ½ teaspoons of salt ¼ teaspoon of pepper 4 tablespoons of oil ¼ teaspoon of baking powder Tip: Using a magimix with grating attachment makes light work of the grating. Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4. Peel onion and grate. Peel the … Continue reading

Rabbi Rosner’s Vegetable Cholent

Rabbi Rosner’s Vegetable Cholent

Recently Rabbi Rosner taught us how to make (meatless) Cholent. We filled a couple of slow cookers on a Friday and served up the warm and aromatic stew after the Saturday service. Possibly for the first time in 66 years (that’s how old the Synagogue is) the community was able to get a taste of … Continue reading

Hanukkah mash-up

Happy Hanukkah from Wimshul Cooks This is a non-edible, cultural (& homemade) kind of mash(-up). A Ladino one and a Yiddish one (watch out for the dancing latkes)

Mini-Hallot, lots

Mini-Hallot, lots

Lynne Sidkin ‘What should we do next?’ This was the question we asked ourselves at our first Wimshul Cooks meeting after the summer break. Following the reprint of our cookbook, we needed to agree on our next focus, apart from enjoying each other’s company and eating cake! We decided to build on our idea of … Continue reading

The Food of Love

The Food of Love

“How did a community blog become a cookery best-seller?” That’s the headline about us in October’s Jewish Renaissance magazine!Read the one page spread with recipes in this month’s Jewish Renaissance – click here! And find out more about Jewish Renaissance, a quarterly magazine with a fresh perspective on Jewish culture – and how to subscribe – www.jewishrenaissance.org.uk

The Cookbook and the Charities

The Cookbook and the Charities

The Wimbledon Synagogue Cookbook featured eight charities and good causes. An interesting and varied range of organisations, these charities have inspired our contributors in different ways. Some of the charities are directly related to food – Jewish food (Gefiltefest), the fair production of food (Fairtrade Foundation) and the provision of food and shelter to those who … Continue reading

New date for Wisdom of the Indian Kitchen Workshop

New date for Wisdom of the Indian Kitchen Workshop

NEW DATE FOR – Wimshul Cooks Workshop – 22nd November 8pm Wisdom of the Indian Kitchen with Ushma Williams Sunday 22nd November 2015, 8pm at Wimbledon Synagogue Ushma will lead a fascinating evening exploring the principles of Ayurveda, and its relevance to Indian cooking followed by a cookery demonstration of some delicious vegetarian dishes. We will … Continue reading

Wimshul Cooks’ Kiddush – this Saturday

Wimshul Cooks’ Kiddush – this Saturday

You are cordially invited to The Wimshul Cooks’ Kiddush — Saturday 6th June 2015 — In celebration of the publication of The Wimbledon Synagogue Community Cookbook In gratitude to its contributors and supporters and featuring a selection of dishes from the Cookbook A short Shabbat Service starting at 10.30am followed by a Kiddush not to … Continue reading

Sugar-free Lemon Kiddush Cake

Sugar-free Lemon Kiddush Cake

Lynne’s Kiddush Lemon Drizzle Cake – adapted for a diabetic diet by Alexandra Dembitz Great excitement: I had the Wimshul Cookbook in my hands.  But I had a problem: my husband, John, is diabetic and all these glorious cake recipes were not shouting ‘bake me’ as I read them. However I decided not to deprive him and … Continue reading

Wimshul Cooks’ Kiddush

Wimshul Cooks’ Kiddush

You are cordially invited to The Wimshul Cooks’ Kiddush — Saturday 6th June 2015 — In celebration of the publication of The Wimbledon Synagogue Community Cookbook In gratitude to its contributors and supporters and featuring a selection of dishes from the Cookbook A short Shabbat Service starting at 10.30am followed by a Kiddush not to … Continue reading

Wisdom of the Indian Kitchen – Workshop

Wisdom of the Indian Kitchen – Workshop

Wimshul Cooks Workshop Wisdom of the Indian Kitchen with Ushma Williams  Sunday 5th July 2015, 8pm at Wimbledon Synagogue   Ushma will lead a fascinating evening exploring the principles of Ayurveda, and its relevance to Indian cooking followed by a cookery demonstration of some delicious vegetarian dishes. We will finish the evening with a Q&A … Continue reading

Press coverage

Press coverage

Wimshul Cooks and the Wimbledon Synagogue Community Cookbook have been getting a little press coverage recently. An article entitled “Desert Island Texts” by Wimshul Cooks’ Miriam Edelman appeared in Jewish News last week. Click here to read it. We’re also written up in this week’s Wimbledon Guardian – “Cookbook published after popularity of Jewish community … Continue reading

Selling Like Hot Cakes

Selling Like Hot Cakes

Sorry, couldn’t resist the headline…260 copies of the Wimbledon Synagogue Community Cookbook sold in our first week! We will be selling at the synagogue on Sunday morning 29th March, from 10am (clocks change). And available weekdays from the synagogue office. The Wimbledon Village Bookshop is now also stocking our book! Further details on the book,  reviews  and … Continue reading