Shetland library talk: Ethel Hofman: Mackerel at Midnight
Fleeing Russia a century ago, Ethel's father, Harry Greenwald, found a safe haven in Lerwick, Shetland. Soon, the shop he'd set up - 'Greenwald's' - became popular with the locals. Despite the hardships of living on a remote island, good food and good company were always available, and the recipes for the Jewish and island dishes prepared by Ethel's mother Jean are woven throughout the touching, affectionate narrative. As a unique blend of memoir and cookbook, "Mackerel at Midnight" shows how food can strengthen family and cultural bonds, and celebrates the tolerance and warmth of one Jewish family and the community that embraced them.
Supported by the Netherlee and Clarkston Charitable Trust.
Lower Hillhead, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0EL
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