Examining layers of meaning found in personal stories, folktales, memoirs, recipes, and cookbooks collected from interviewees in Argentina and in Israel, this essay interprets the women’s role in Jewish-Argentine identity formation and preservation in connection to processes of forming private and collective memory. Traditional Jewish foodways generally and gefilte-fish specifically in contrast to traditional Argentine foodways such as meat grilling are analyzed as a symbolic praxis that strengthens Argentine identity.
"Gendered Foods and Traditions among Argentine Jewry,"
Jewish Folklore and Ethnology: Vol. 1:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/jewishfolklore/vol1/iss1/6