Ksenia Prints is a fifth-generation immigrant who was born in the former Soviet Union, grew up in Israel and now resides in Montreal. Her food is a mélange of cultures and traditions that somehow end up tasting good. When she’s not organizing events for the Russian Jewish community of Montreal. she spends her time cooking, writing and photographing food for the Immigrant’s Table and other freelance publications.
1. What’s in your fridge at all times?
An open jar of homemade pickles.
2. What can’t you live without?
Tomatoes, eggplant and hummus.
3. Your favorite childhood dish?
My grandmother’s open faced grilled cheese sandwiches. She would slather mayo on a thick piece of white bread, plop down a piece of cheap yellow cheese, and top the whole thing with a slice of tomato. This would get grilled in the oven for about 5 minutes, until gooey and oozing and too hot to eat without burning your tongue. I could wolf down five of these in a row.
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