gefilte fish

ge·​fil·​te fish | \ gə-ˈfil-tə- How to pronounce gefilte fish (audio) \

Definition of gefilte fish

: balls or cakes of seasoned minced fish usually simmered in a fish stock or baked in a tomato sauce

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Those include Horowitz Margareten and Goodman’s matzos; Rokeach, known for its borscht; Mother’s, known for its bottled gefilte fish; Mrs. Adler’s; and Carmel. Joseph Berger, New York Times, "‘Man, Oh Manischewitz’: Kosher Food Merger Opens New Chapter for Famous Name," 2 Aug. 2019 Assuming that all Jews love gefilte fish, play klezmer music, and suffer overbearing mothers? Abigail Shrier, WSJ, "Democrats and Anti-Semitism," 12 Feb. 2019 The extensive menu can be found at and includes traditional foods like latkes, gefilte fish, chicken liver, beef brisket, sweet and sour meatballs, flourless chocolate cake, noodle kugel and much more. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "Ring in the Jewish New Year with these Rosh Hashana specials," 18 Sep. 2017 Dishes served include challah bread with apples and honey, homemade gefilte fish, chopped liver, matzo ball soup, beef brisket, apple tarte tatin and flourless chocolate cake. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "Ring in the Jewish New Year with these Rosh Hashana specials," 18 Sep. 2017 And like meatloaf, gefilte fish picked up flavors and versions as Jews wandered the world. Kimberly Winston And Yonat Shimron, Houston Chronicle, "Why do Jews eat gefilte fish at the Passover Seder?," 1 Apr. 2018 That Hitler choked to death on a bone while ravenously eating gefilte fish. Johnny Miller, San Francisco Chronicle, "US ports closed to honor MLK," 28 Mar. 2018 Traditional dishes include matzo ball soup, gefilte fish, beef brisket, chicken and potatoes. Sarah Gray, Time, "The History Behind 7 Passover Traditions," 15 Mar. 2018 Items needed include: matzo, canned gefilte fish, chicken soup/matzo ball mix and grape juice. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Food and drink events: Cooking classes, wine tastings, more," 13 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of gefilte fish

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gefilte fish

Yiddish, literally, stuffed fish

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