|The recipes presented in this site are unique
to the island of Curaçao kitchens of the members of the sisterhood
of the Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue
in Curaçao. ("THE JEWISH KITCHENS
OF CURAÇAO" available in the gift shop in the synagogue)
Since the jewish families have lived on Curaçao
for over 300 years, their way of cooking and their tastes have mingled
with those of other groups which have also settled on the island. As a
result, the following is a mixture of the traditional and the new, of special
holiday dishes and everyday foods, of Jewish dishes and international ones.
What is common to all is that they are still enjoyed today by our Jewish
families and by many others.
The purpose is to present these recipes and to preserve for future generations the traditional recipes which have been handed down through the ages among Curaçao's Jewish families.
And now...as we say in old Papiamentu zjanta ku zjeitu! ENJOY!