[Sca-cooks] blintzes vs blini

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Mon Sep 20 21:04:28 PDT 2010

On Sep 20, 2010, at 11:41 PM, devra at aol.com wrote:

> No, you are correct.  Mom called them blintzes - I guess I was trying to be more linguistically correct or something.
> Devra

They're sufficiently close to make some assumption of cognates hard to ignore, so either there was a minor linguistic flub or any of several regional variations at work; not enough to make me say, no, that's wrong...

But yes, blini are a traditional Russian pancake dish, usually somewhat different from the standard Ashkenazik blintzes, but not so different that I'd deny any connection...


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