Kugels & Collards announces First Annual Kugel Cook Off winnersMay 9, 2023
On Sunday, April 23 at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Columbia, SC, three judges hovered over a table of 17 Pyrex casseroles. Each dish contained a kugel, or “noodle pudding” entered into the contest by community members. Entries were arranged in categories of sweet, savory, and crazy, and kids’ categories for traditional and creative. After a blind taste test and much deliberation by judges Robin Waites, Rep. Beth Bernstein, & Michael Tucker, the results are in:
Pineapple Upside Down Kugel
Mushroom Onion Kugel
Pecan Noodle Kugel
Kids Traditional Kugel
Apple Cinnamon Kugel
Kids Creative Kugel
Chocolate Pretzel Kugel
Krazy Kreamy Korn Kugel
The winners were recognized at The Big Nosh on Sunday, May 7. For winning recipes and photos, please visit kugelsandcollards.org/blog.
About Kugels and Collards™
Kugels & Collards™ is a project of the Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiative, sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina and Historic Columbia. Kugels and Collards explores South Carolina’s Jewish history through the lens of food and memory. What began as a blog in 2017 to highlight a lively collection of South Carolina Jewish stories and special family recipes will be released as a book this August 29. In Kugels and Collards, authors Rachel Gordin Barnett and Lyssa Kligman Harvey explore the food history, traditions, and memories of Jews in South Carolina, building on the blog of the same title. Learn more at kugelsandcollards.org.
About the Columbia Jewish Heritage Initiative
Since 2014, Historic Columbia has partnered with the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina, the College of Charleston’s Jewish Heritage Collection, the Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center, the Columbia Jewish Federation, and Richland Library to document, celebrate, and increase awareness of local Jewish history, heritage, and culture. Learn more at historiccolumbia.org/cjhi.
About the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina
The Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina was founded in 1994 to study, preserve, and promote awareness of the history and culture of the Jews of South Carolina. Originally begun to preserve memories about small town Jewish life in South Carolina, the Society has expanded over its 25-year history to provide conferences, a biannual magazine, and documentation of Jewish burial grounds and Jewish merchants across South Carolina. The JHSSC’s mission is further supported under the auspices of the Jewish Heritage Collection at the College of Charleston, where more than 500 oral histories have been gathered as well as manuscripts and family and business archives. Learn more at jhssc.org.
About Historic Columbia
In November 1961, a small group of individuals intent on saving the Ainsley Hall House from demolition officially incorporated as Historic Columbia. Over the next five decades, the organization, which was founded on the premise of preservation and education, would take on the stewardship of seven historic properties in Richland County. Today, the organization serves as a model for local preservation efforts and interpretation of local history by preserving places and sharing complex stories that unite us in the present and inspire our future. Visit historiccolumbia.org for more details.