Meatballs Recipe

My family has been in the United States for many generations. My ancestors that came to the United States came from Russia in the very early twentieth century because of oppression against Jews. In order to live and practice their religion peacefully they knew they needed to leave eastern Europe. Coming to a new country did not prevent them from practicing their culture which is why this recipe of sweet and sour meatballs, cooked during Passover, is representative of their immigration story. This recipe is so special to Passover because during Passover you cannot eat bread and these meatballs do not require cooking with breadcrumbs, unlike many others. This recipe has been passed down through my family until it got to my great grandmother, grandma, and mom. My family and culture is something very important to me and Passover is a holiday that unifies my family. Also this recipe signifies a unification of generations in my family and helps me to cherish and remember what my family has done for me and done in order for all of us to be free to practice Judaism. Finally, it also signifies the continuation of the Jewish religion and culture in throughout the generations in my family.

Year: 1900

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