I couldn't have been more excited when I first learned about the Vilna Vegetarian cookbook. My grandparents and mom came from Vilna, and the idea of a vegetarian restaurant there before the war was amazing to me. I was so glad I got to write about this for the Forward. What I didn't anticipate was that the translator had some gripes with mistakes added later, which led to this sidebar.
Alix is a personal chef and freelance writer in the SF Bay Area. You can keep up with her writing and cooking here.