Like many first-generation Jewish cooks, Dora Solganik, who was born in Kiev, learned to make gefilte fish at her mother's apron string. When she came to the United States in 1922, she discovered different types of fish so she adjusted the recipe. "Fish is so expensive. A lot of people buy the canned fish and doctor it up," she said. "Very few people make their own fish. It's just as good if you buy canned gefilte fish, believe me." Today Dora, an octogenarian, lives in Cleveland, Ohio and shares her gefilte fish with her grandchildren.

Dora Solganik


Episode 22, Season 1: The Food of Passover


Gefilte Fish

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