The Soup Doctor

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Media: Performance
Site: Museum at Eldridge Street

The Soup Doctor (aka Dr. Sheldon Nova) remembers fondly the Kreplach of his childhood holidays. It was taboo for men to be in the kitchen so he did not have the opportunity to watch his mother closely as she cooked when he was a boy. Despite this, he is now a passionate cook and recently presented the oral history of Kreplach at the Museum at Eldridge Street.

We invited visitors to join us for an afternoon of cooking and conversation as we explored the concept of what it means to be American.


Purchase an instruction guide depicting the process of making Kreplach as demonstrated by Dr. Sheldon Nova, AKA the Soup Doctor.

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Visit our Stories page to get the recipe for the Soup Doctor's Kreplach.