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Messy Kitchen Exodus from Egypt (Coronavirus Passover)

Messy kitchen or perfect bourgeois Passover table? Honestly, which picture evokes better the sudden flight from bondage? Chag sameach!

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(Coronavirus) Hoarding Eggs in Israel (Passover)

For anyone interested in the matrix created by foodways, religious culture and ritual, mass society, and social psychology and object cathexis in particular local contexts, and coronavirus.  Feel free to throw in bio-power. In Israel, this is now a grave … Continue reading

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(Antique Foodways) Idle Talk (Ecclesiastes Rabbah)

“All things toil to weariness, [a person] cannot utter it” (Eccles. 1;8). Idle talk wearies [a person]: “The partridge today is pickled with garlic.” The side of the [animal] is like lead.””Cut thin slices.” “Roasted with mustard.” “Portions which deserve … Continue reading

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Bulls Will Then Be Offered at the Kasbah Messianic Grill (Thank God)

At 251 WEST 85th Street, between Broadway and West End Avenue. From their website: Our story begins in New York City in the 1980s. The Dery brothers’ were born in Morocco and raised in Israel where they were greatly influenced by … Continue reading

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(Brooklyn) Lamb (Paschal)

(photo credit; Marta Braiterman Tanenbaum) Marta also posts: “Inside The Market Place, a huge, bustling new supermarket on East New York A,enue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Lubo<itch Hassidic, near “770 Eastern Parkway.” It’s really Schneerson-influenced here. Satmar, Bobo< and other … Continue reading

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(Leviticus 11) Kashrus (Hertz Pentateuch)

The discussion about the dietary laws in the Hertz Pentateuch commentary has a few interesting things about it. There is the sociological assertion that kashrut has proved historically to be “an important factor in the preservation of the Jewish race.” … Continue reading

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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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