Thousand Leaves Stuffed Cabbage

Cabbage Rolls Variations
Balandėliai (little pigeons) – Lithuania
Golubtsy – Russia
Gołąbki (little pigeons) – Poland
Halubcy – Belarus
Holishkes – Ashkenazi Jewish
Holubki – Czech Republic and Slovakia
Holubtsi – Ukraine
Kåldolmar – Sweden
Kaalikääryle – Finland
Kohlroulade and Krautwickel – Germany and Austria
Lahana dolması – Turkey
Λαχανοντολμάδες (Lahanodolmades) – Greece
Rouru kyabetsu (ロールキャベツ) – Japan
Sarma – the Balkans and Turkey
Sarmale – Romania
Töltött káposzta – Hungary
Malfoof – Syria (Middle East)


5 thoughts on “Thousand Leaves Stuffed Cabbage

  1. Hope you and Mr Tess and the feline tessellations had a mighty fine Thanksgiving.

    We have borrowed so much from your culture that I wonder that we never took on this fine holiday idea. Course as you know our seasons are all turned upside down. No pumpkins here yet! But we could be thankful for buds on trees, for the first dainty cucumber, (I ate one today), for cherries pinking up – we shall pick them before Christmas. Perhaps I should be thankful for the holidays we have…*chastened*

    • Mr. Tess and I had a great holiday.

      I don’t know that you Aussies would have borrowed this holiday from the U.S. It is quite distinctly American, from a time before this country had much world influence.

      And it is essentially a secular family holiday, a sort of harvest festival with odd rules. The meal must feature a roasted turkey, bread stuffing (or lately bread dressing baked outside the turkey), canned jellied cranberries, yams or sweet potatoes with marshmallows, heavy pumpkin pie (with Cool Whip here in the Midwest), green bean casserole (including Campbell’s mushroom soup and canned onion rings), canned black California olives you can poke your fingers into and play “spooky,” and so on.

      It’s almost as prescribed as a Passover meal with all its significant foods which evoke the Biblical history.

      I envy your spring and early summertime now. I’d love to see budding flowers, new cukes, and cherries.

      But by unusual luck the time we spent with family in Missouri included a fluke of 65°F sunny blue sky weather where we could sit out on the verandas and enjoy the subtle greys and dull oranges lit by the slanting sun. Deer and some people even saw wild turkeys…

      <3 my friend,

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