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Recipes From New York, New York

We’ve had requests for some of the fabulous homemade food served at New York, New York.

Here are two recipes from Marilyn Pinsker.

Vegetarian Chopped Liver

(From Marilyn Pinsker’s Mom’s, Judy Herbet)

  • 2 cups water (add any type of bouillon or just chicken broth)
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • salt, pepper, onion powder to taste

Boil lentils in broth, keep covered, about 10 minutes.  Brown onion in olive oil.  In a food processor, finely grind walnuts.  Grind lentils and onions, mix with walnuts, season, add additional olive oil to moisten to your liking.

Rugelach “Cream Cheese Cookies”

(A recipe Marilyn Pinsker’s Mom Judy Herbert gave her from her Dad’s Mom)

  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ pound cream cheese
  • ½ pound margarine

Mix well, refrigerate overnight.  Bring dough to room temperature and split into quarters. Roll thin on a floured surface. Spread with damson plum jam, sprinkle with chopped walnuts, cinnamon and sugar. Roll, then cut. Bake on a cookie sheet for 30 + minutes at 375°.

About Kathryn Bernheimer

Director of Menorah: Arts, Culture and Education at the Boulder JCC. The former film and theater critic for the Boulder Daily Camera, Kathryn is the author of "The Fifty Greatest Jewish Movies" and "The Fifty Funniest Films of All Time."

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