ku·​gel | \ ˈkü-gəl How to pronounce kugel (audio) \

Definition of kugel

: a baked pudding (as of potatoes or noodles) usually served as a side dish

Examples of kugel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And in my house, this means the noodle kugel and the cucumber salad. Stacey Ballis, chicagotribune.com, "Break the fast for Yom Kippur with mini noodle kugels and everything bagel salad," 2 Oct. 2019 When the store opened, residents no longer had to cross the Hudson River just to buy food – and people really liked the kugel. NBC News, "'Why this small bodega?': Jersey City Jewish community mourns after deadly grocery attack," 12 Dec. 2019 Cole personally requested two family favorites: latkes and noodle kugel. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Friends and Family wants to be a bar where women want to work," 20 Nov. 2019 Ashkenazi dishes are so varied that even in the same region, a kugel, say, a potato or noodle pudding prepared in Poland, is not the same as one made in a Romanian kitchen. BostonGlobe.com, "Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel," 25 Sep. 2019 Meanwhile, many Americans assumed Jewish cuisine to be limited to traditional dishes such as kugel and kasha varnishkes. Emily Langer, Washington Post, "Edda Servi Machlin, Holocaust survivor who kept alive Italian Jewish cuisine, dies at 93," 6 Sep. 2019 Water Tower Park The water-play area has four features, including water walls and a 9½-ton granite kugel ball that spins on a layer of water. azcentral, "45 Phoenix area splash pads, parks and water features," 14 June 2018 Noodle kugel, one of several authentic Jewish specialties served at Broadway Deli, is a casserole-like noodle dish that tastes savory and lightly sweet. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Pastrami time: 5 things to know about Broadway Deli's ‘mostly Jewish’ specialties," 8 June 2018 Apparently, Mitzi was deeply loved, both for her friendship and her kugel. Sally Higginson, chicagotribune.com, "Column: I went to the funeral of a friend's mother — at least I thought I did," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of kugel

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kugel

Yiddish kugl, from Middle High German kugel ball — more at cudgel

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28 Dec 2019

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“Kugel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kugel. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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