The Kitchen as the Center of Our Home

Written by
Davida Snyder

As many of you know my mother was an amazing cook and the kitchen was where it all happened. The kitchen was very much the center of our home. It was where our family had dinner together on weekdays, where my brother and I did our homework and where we helped my mom cook for Shabbat, holidays and other special meals. I often remember going into the kitchen when my mother was cooking one of her many specialties and asking her what she was cooking. She taught my brother, my father and I how to cook and from the time we were little we always helped her cook various meals.

I will never forget being in the kitchen before holidays like Rosh Hashana and Passover and making ‘Rosh Hashana cookies’, carrot kugel and matzo lasagna. As most of you know my mom wrote recipes down anywhere she could and I know she would have loved to see her recipes all together in an organized format. I will never forget all the things my mother taught me about cooking and life in general. I only hope that I can be as good a cook as my mother was. She always told me to be the best person I can be and I am very happy to have helped produce this online cookbook of my eema’s recipes as a remembrance to her.

May my mother’s memory always be for a blessing.

Lastly, I want to thank my cousin Sari Kronish for designing and putting the recipes on the blog and for helping to make this idea into a reality.