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When Austin's Driskill Hotel had matzo balls

Posted on AllSides April 19th, 2024
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Behold, a 1940s-era matzo ball recipe from the Driskill Hotel, long the high temple of hospitality in Austin. Why it matters: With Passover set to begin on Monday, this classic, no-frills take on the holiday's centerpiece item shows how much Jewish foods had enmeshed themselves in the American diet — even in the heart of Texas — in the first half of the 20th century. Between the lines: This recipe is from the files of Helen Corbitt, the doyenne of Texas cooking from the 1940s through the 1970s, overseeing the...

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