The Yiddish Book Center's
Wexler Oral History Project
A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.
Learning About Food from Kavkazi Jews in Georgia
Eve Jochnowitz, scholar of Ashkenazi foodways, talks about the performance of cooking. To help explain herself, she tells a story of buying meat with two Jewish women from the Mountain (Kavkazi) Jews of Georgia.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Eve Jochnowitz.
This excerpt is in Yiddish.
Eve Jochnowitz was born in United States in 1963.
This interview is part of the Yiddish in the Academy: scholars, language instructors, and students series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
“Julia Child, Garlic, and Oregano”: Eve Jochnowitz’s Culinary “Mame-Loshn” (Mother Tongue)
3 min 12 sec
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