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Hunger Art (Chaim Soutine)

“Still Life with Herring” sounds like a Jewish spoof on the French fine art tradition. From the same milieu of Russian Jews in Paris, Chaim Soutine is the anti-Chagall. There is nothing dreamy about his work. There is no lift … Continue reading

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This Amazing Asian Supermarket in Morningside Heights (H Mart)

For gastronomes and Food and Foodway Studies people: Speechless, I wandered aisle after aisle, struck by the vastness of varieties and options –produce, meat and fish, noodles, kimchi, mushrooms, desserts and snacks, and also cookware and kitchenware. When I have … Continue reading

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Horseradish Infused Vodka (Passover)

For Passover, horseradish infused vodka is apparently a “thing.” Originally posted on FB by Nora Rubel, a scholar of American Judaism at work in “Religion & Foodways,” which is definitely  a “thing” for those of your who don’t know. Lesleigh Cushing Professor … Continue reading

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(Norms) Smoked Fish Atonement (Upper West Side)

They used to sprinkle blood on the insides of the Tabernacle tent on Yom Kippur. Today, the  Upper West of New York prepares at Zabar’s for the break-fast to the Day of Atonement, buying up all the salty, smoked fish. … Continue reading

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