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You haven't had good gefilte fish until you've had homemade gefilte fish. It's a labor of love.

Jewish food isn’t famous for being paleo, so let’s fix that with The New Yiddish Kitchen, a collection of recipes from…not exactly Bubbe’s kitchen. Cooks, writers and bloggers Jennifer Robins and Simone Miller teamed up to slim down some of these beloved dishes for the modern Stone Age. 

If there were ever a food that was completely polarizing, it would be gefilte fish. People either love it or hate it, the latter often being those who haven’t tried it until they were adults. The good news: Making it with fresh salmon and whitefish yields a gefilte fish that is nothing like the kind you’re picturing submerged in a jar of fish jelly.

Note: If you don’t have a meat grinder, ask your fishmonger to grind the fish for you.

Bubbe’s tip: What, it’s too much work for you? In my day, the recipe started with “catch a fish,” so quit your kvetching!

Reprinted with permission from The New Yiddish Kitchen