kasha varnishkes

Alternative Spellings

kashe varnishkes, kasha varnishkas


  • kasha (buckwheat groats) with bowtie noodles

Example Sentences

  • I'm making kasha varnishkes for Shabbat dinner.

Languages of Origin



קאַשע װאַרנישקעס kashe varnishkes

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage
Ethnic: Jews whose Jewish identity is primarily ethnic


The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001)


See also "kasha." The noodle itself is often called "farfalle."

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