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Kasha Varnishkes

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Kasha varnishkes is a Jewish dish that can commonly be found in delis and Kosher restaurants. The term "kasha varnishkes" means "buckwheat with bowtie pasta," as kasha typically refers to buckwheat groats, while varnishkes is a Russian word for the little pastas that are shaped like bowties. Onions and mushrooms are often mixed in with the buckwheat and pasta, and salt and pepper are added for extra flavor.

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