The Canadian Jewish News: The Yolka is a Russian Jewish tradition in the diaspora

On Dec. 27, many Russians go to Walmart or Ikea to buy their trees, at a 90 per cent discount. They start planning their menus for New Year’s Eve and head to Yummy Market to get herring with beets, sparkling wine and ingredients for a proverbial Olivier salad – potatoes with cut up bologna, canned peas and mayo – it tastes better than it sounds, I promise! Continue reading

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