Preparation info
  • Makes 45 dumplings;


    first-course servings, each in 1¼ cups 310 ml ) seasoned broth
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Soup: A Way of Life

By Barbara Kafka

Published 1998

  • About

Shortly after world war II, when there were still Yiddish-speaking grandmothers and psychoanalysis was the new science and therapy—to be idolized, feared, and made fun of—there was a kreplach joke. Grandma is upset because Ben, her little grandson, won’t eat her famous kreplach. Her friend Becky says that there is a new doctor in the neighborhood, a psychoanalyst, and maybe he can help. Grandma goes to see the doctor and tells her sad story. The doctor says