(1/10/11) 82 year old South African Sarah Hesselman makes the best gefilte fish in the world and until now only family and friends have known about it. Now you too can watch Sarah in action. Just don’t expect a recipe! She’s been making her gefilte fish the same way for more than 50 years and has never written anything down.
Enjoy this multilingual video romp into the world of Jewish cooking and Sarah’s comments about life with the late Louis and Cilla Chait who were her surrogate family and employers from the time she came to Cape Town in her late teens from Wuppertal, a mission village in South Africa’s Western Cape Province. When Louis and Cilla died Sarah took up residence and employment with their son Noah Chait and his family. This film was shot spontaneously on a MacBook laptop by Noah’s daughter Lisa. To contact Sarah or Lisa email firstname.lastname@example.org.