Tag Archives: Festive Relishes & Sides

Potato Pancakes (Chanukah Latkes)

Name: Ellie Shulman Bartolozzi
Class Year: 1975
Country of Residence: Italy

Why is this recipe great? What’s its backstory? 

 Chanukah isn’t Chanukah without this dish! This COVID-19 year, due to the fact that we couldn’t celebrate Thanksgiving with the grandchildren, we actually served what would have been the Thanksgiving turkey at our Chanukah get-together—with Latkes as a side dish, instead of mash!!

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Crème brûlée au foie gras

Name: Méryem Puill-Châtillon
Class Year: 1980
Country of Residence: France

Why is this recipe great? What’s its backstory? 

I was invited to a very good restaurant, and they served this hors d’œuvre to start. I loved it so much that I decided to try to make it by myself and found this nice recipe on Internet. And the result was perfect !

 I even used it in my cuisine workshop, and they all agreed it was a great idea, so easy to cook and so yummy !

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Carrot/Parsnip Puree

Name: Jane Zimmy
Class Year: 1974
Country of Residence: USA

Why is this recipe great? What’s its backstory? 

It was developed with my best friend, Jeffrey, and every time I make it I think of him. Over the years I’ve adapted it (less butter and no cream) so that almost anyone can eat it and it’s the most requested vegetable at our Thanksgiving table.
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Cranberry-Orange Relish

Name: Barbara Schmidt
Class Year: 1969
Country of Residence: Ireland

Why is this recipe great? What’s its backstory? 

It’s pretty simple, it can be made in advance and it makes a refreshing balance to a rich festive meal. It’s great with turkey sandwiches and other turkey leftovers.
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Cranberry Relish

Name: Marcia Brumit Kropf
Class Year: 1967
Country of Residence: USA

Why is this recipe great? What’s its backstory? 

For years, my family included cranberry sauce in our Thanksgiving menu – the canned jellied type of cranberry sauce. None of us really liked it. Many years ago, when my children were small, I recognized that they so loved fresh fruits and vegetables. I searched for another way to include cranberries on Thanksgiving. I started making this very easy cranberry relish with fresh cranberries, oranges, and apples. Now the grandchildren enjoy making it and this is the one dish that everyone demands. It goes well with the other typical Thanksgiving dishes but I always make extra because it’s great later with almost any meal (including on sandwiches)!
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