Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup with Sweet Potato Knaidlach (Matzoh Balls)

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The Gefilte Variations

By Jayne Cohen

Published 2000

  • About

“Let the sky rain potatoes,” Shakespeare’s Falstaff cries out in quest of aphrodisiac aids. The old lecher was calling for sweet potatoes, the more common and accepted potato of the time (the word “potato” did not refer to the white tuber until around 1775, according to the Oxford English Dictionary).

To the Jews around the globe who readily embraced the sweet potato and the other imports from the New World, pumpkins and squashes, the rapidly growing vegetabl