The Ultimate Noodle: Grandma Rivka’s Polish Farfel

For comfort food, there's nothing like Grandma Rivka’s Polish farfel.

Exactly one year ago, we buried Grandma Rivka at the foot of Mount Carmel, facing the sea from which she once came, many years ago, after that war you don’t talk about. The night before the funeral, I couldn’t sleep. So I went down to the kitchen and prepared for my father the food his mother used to make for him, as if to stave off the end.