My parents are gone, but I still have their things. A plate, a chair, a matchbook, a sweater, an old cell phone. Something of them lives on in this stuff. Send a picture of an object and tell me what it does to you and how it makes you feel about your mom and dad, dead or alive. Then go clean up your room. Thank you
This is luction kugel or noodle pudding, one of my mother's signature dishes. She didn't really like to cook. She was busy as a librarian and volunteer, and she had varicose veins that made it painful to stand in the kitchen. And yet she cooked for us with care and love for almost all her 73 years. Something about the work put into certain dishes makes them go from your tastebuds to your heart.
The documentary "Deli Man," now playing at Lincoln Plaza and Sunshine Landmark Cinema www.delimanmovie.com resonates this way. Filmmaker Erik Greenberg Anjou captures the love handed down from one generation to the next around food that's loaded with tradition, cholesterol and emotion. Fathers, sons, grandsons, Russ and Daughters -- when it comes to traditional cooking it's always about feeling family.