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  • helen Sep 24, 1997 05:05 PM
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I was often served kugel at my
friend Vivien's house when we went
there after school.

Her mom made it faintly sweet,
with cinnamon. Very dry and crisp-
baked, so I had to gnaw through the
outer layer of baked potato shreds.

Her mom was a Polish survivor,
hidden as a child in a Catholic
convent in France, a la "Au Revoir
Les Enfants."

As an Irish Catholic, I found the
food served in their house strange,
yet blandly familiar, especially
kugel. I got blintzes when luck was
with me.

What a great family. So many fond
kugel memories.

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  1. "Her mom made it faintly sweet, with cinnamon.
    Very dry and crisp- baked, so I had to gnaw
    through the outer layer of baked potato shreds"

    helen, the fact that it was sweet and crisp makes
    me think memory may be failing you slightly...it
    sounds like what you were having was lucshun, or
    noodle, kugel. It's very gnawable, and while
    potato kugel is almost never sweet or cinnamony
    lucshun kugel is!

    ciao