Wednesday, April 25th: Knish History

Knish History
Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn)
7pm
$10 in advance

What is a knish? Perhaps you’ve encountered the square fried version at a street cart, or come across the baked, round kind at one of New York’s surviving knisheries. Join journalist and food expert Laura Silver in exploring this wrapped potato pastry of Eastern European Jewish origin through legends, songs, and tastings. Knish enthusiasts, knish veterans and the knish curious are all warmly invited to join this interactive exploration. We’ll explore the history of this storied food on American shores. From the Knish Wars of Rivington Street to Mayor Rudy Guiliani’s 1990s regulation of oven temperatures in the city’s sidewalk food carts, the potato pocket is inextricably linked to the history of New York City. We’ll conclude the class with a knish tasting. Bring your questions and memories.

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