Chanie Apfelbaum

Chanie Apfelbaum, Jewish Food Project, Federation CJA

Chanie grew up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where she was raised on traditional Jewish foods like gefilte fish, stuffed cabbage and matzah ball soup. When she got married and started entertaining, she began to put her own spin on old-time favorites to give them a modern, gourmet vibe. Today, Chanie lives just a few blockes from her childhood home where she continues to revisit family favorites and reinvent traditional holiday dishes.

1. What is your favorite Jewish food?
Potato Latkes

2. What is the strangest thing in your fridge?
Za’atar marinated ciliegine (mini balls of fresh mozzarella)

3. What would you eat for your last meal?
Rib steak with a fried egg and siriacha alongside mashed potatoes and gravy.

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