October 10, 2011

Culinography: Sukkot

by Erin Gleeson

The Jewish Harvest holiday of Sukkot starts this Wednesday, Oct 12th and continues for a week. During this time, people eat their meals outdoors under a sukkah (or little hut), decorated with corn, gourds, pumkins and other harvest-inspired decor. It’s traditional to say a blessing during this holiday while holding the lulav (palm leaves) and etrog […]

September 27, 2010

Culinography: Etrogs

by Erin Gleeson

It was fascinating to see these etrogs for sale this week in Midwood– people bring out card tables into the street and sell them between $3 to $40, depending on their scent, and whether or not they have blemishes or stems. It seemed that the more expensive ones were more “kosher”, or approved by stricter […]

October 20, 2009

Succotash in the Sukkah

by Erin Gleeson

Sukkot is my new favorite holiday. During this week-long Jewish harvest holiday we built a sukkah in our backyard in Brooklyn and invited friends over to eat in it with us nearly every night. We decorated the sukkah with gords and pumpkins and dried corn. According to tradition, the sukkah had 3 walls and a […]