Monthly Archives: May 2009

The Blintz, the Bletel, and Geopolitics

A blintz is a crepe, called a bletel (Yiddish for leaf or page) that is wrapped securely around a filling which is usually cheese. The rest depends on what part of Eastern Europe your parents came from. My mother’s parents … Continue reading

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Blintz Souffle

The blintz souffle, a concoction where a sweet, rich, egg and sour cream batter is poured over a dozen cheese blintzes and baked to a golden puffiness, has been called “gilding the lily,” by my friend Jess. This is understandable. … Continue reading

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