Rich Noodle Kugel Baked with Fresh Plums and Nectarines

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The Gefilte Variations

By Jayne Cohen

Published 2000

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Nabokov, in his brilliant literary study Nikolai Gogol, was describing the Russian notion of poshlust, but he could just as easily have been writing about the Yiddish ongepotchkeh. Often translated as “overdone,” “gaudy,” or “excessively fussy” (possibly from potchkeh, “to fuss with”), ongepotchkeh is what happens when those desperately seeking elegance collide with their own innate bad taste.

My all-time favorite Yiddish word—just pronouncing it f