By Jane Ziegelman

In 97 Orchard, Jane Ziegelman explores the culinary lifestyles that was once the center and soul of recent York's decrease East part round the flip of the 20 th century—a urban inside of a urban, the place Germans, Irish, Italians, and jap ecu Jews tried to forge a brand new existence. during the reviews of 5 households, them all citizens of ninety seven Orchard highway, Ziegelman takes readers on a bright and unforgettable travel, from impossibly cramped tenement residences, down dimly lit stairwells, past front stoops the place housewives congregated, and out into the hubbub of the soiled, teeming streets. Ziegelman exhibits how immigrant chefs introduced their ingenuity to the day-by-day activity of feeding their households, holding traditions from domestic yet regularly able to improvise. 97 Orchard lays naked the roots of our collective culinary history.

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Take those you wish to use, rinse them, and if you desire, coat them in oil. Leave the others in the salt for up to 6 months. Home Water-Curing Method: Wash the olives and place them in a glass container or pottery crock. Cover them with a solution of salt water—about 1 cup salt for every 4 cups water. Place a plate on top of the olives and weight it with a rock or other object to keep them submerged. Change the water solution once a week. In 3 to 4 weeks, most of the bitterness will be leached from the olives.

In square tins, it is also called telemes. Graviera: Greece’s rendition of Gruyère. A medium-hard, yellow sheep’s-milk cheese, it is homier than Gruyère and piquant enough to make a good grating cheese. Haloumi: originally from Cyprus. It is made from the curd of sheep’s or goat’s milk and is moist, sharp, and crumbly like feta. Haloumi is sometimes flavored with mint. Kasseri: a Cheddar-style cheese made from goat’s milk. It is yellow, medium-hard, and tangy, but with a certain mellowness. It is the main cheese of saganaki, the friedcheese appetizer (page 40).

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