Who Stole The Kishka?

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Kishka is a Slavic word, meaning gut or intestine.

Eastern European kishka is a blood sausage made with pig’s blood and barley or buckwheat, with pork intestines used as casing. Ashkenazi kishke, on the other hand, is traditionally made from kosher beef intestinal links stuffed with matzo meal, schmaltz, paprika and other spices.

Via BBvbox by way of RStevens… again!

For no readily apparent reason, the trials and tribs of this venerated dish seem to have inspired a YouTube trend: scores of youngsters (and the occasional strong-armed adult) are shooting homemade music videos (of varying degrees of complexity) for versions of the classic polka tune, “Who Stole the Kishka?” It’s inexplicable, ridiculous, and totally friggin’ adorable. As of this moment, some of the videos are even stealthily linked to (hurr hurr… link… geddit?) on the kishka Wikipedia page.

Enjoy several more renditions after the jump.

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2 Responses to “Who Stole The Kishka?”

  1. Heather Says:

    I just dragged myself out of bed for the first day back to college, this video is JUST what I needed to get me into a fit state for human consumption. Better than Coffee. thanks Mer!

  2. Sam Says:

    Matzo meal and schmaltz. Huh. Have you ever eaten this? Is it, as it sounds, the worst sausage alternative ever?