Hi, I’m Lynn Kirsche Shapiro from thecherrypress.com, author of Food, Family, and Tradition and I’m speaking to you today from Chicago, Illinois. For generous, my family has been serving and providing food for the Jewish community. My grandparents, the Kirschenbaum family, baked a matzo and provided the matzo for all the Jews in their town Hluboka, Czechoslovakia before the war. After the Holocaust, my parents Sandor and Margit Kirshe founded Hungarian Kosher Foods in Chicago. Now, I have just authored Food, Family, and Tradition, a book about Hungarian kosher family recipes and remembrances with about 150 original family recipes and stories telling what life was like in Eastern Europe.
I’m here to ask you help with Masbia. Masbia is a network of kosher soup kitchens that serves over 2 million meals a year to hungry men, women, and children. I am asking you now, before Rosh Hashanah, to join Masbia in their efforts and to help feed those in need. Any donation will help and for any donation, Masbia will send you a collection of 50 Tzimmes recipes from some of the best known Jewish cooks today, including our family’s recipe for Tzimmes in my cookbook. For any donation over $1,000 I will be happy to offer you a free cookbook to send to you. For more information, please visit my website, http://thecherrypress.com/.
I want to thank you for joining Masbia in their efforts to provide food for those in need and I want to wish to you a year filled with good health, good times, and of course good food.