11.01.2011 6.Shevat, 5771
A column about Jewish history and food: How Jews make food from any part of the world Jewish, how to celebrate Tu B'Shvat in a Spanish way.
What is Jewish food? This question is a lot easier to answer than you think. Most of us in the Western World are familiar with such classics as Matzo Ball Soup, Knishes, Bagels, Corned Beef Sandwiches, and Chocolate Babka, but these items are more representative of New York City Jewish Cuisine than Jewish food as a whole. What we commonly think of as Jewish Food has become a stereotype of the Eastern and Central European Jewish immigrant. You may be shocked to learn that not all Jews eat Bagels. There are some Jews who have never even seen a bagel – it's not part of their culinary tradition….