|Marty Kaufman making knishes at Suzanne's Foods||Marty Kaufman making knishes at Suzanne's Foods||Still Image||Fieldwork|
Food industry and trade
Bakers and bakeries
Marty Kaufman making knishes at Suzanne's Foods
- TWenty-one color slides. Images of Kaufman making knishes. He is a third-generation cook. Born in New York City, he learned the trade in his father's deli. He made 7000-8000 knishes a week and owned the business with his wife Ann. Knishes are small baked pies, traditionally filled with mashed potatoes and onions. Today, they often have beef, chicken, and spinach. A traditional Jewish dish, they originated in Russia and Eastern Europe. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.