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Nothing too fancy here, but check out my review of Esther Schor’s Bridge of Words in the New York Times Book Review. Am I the first person ever to describe Esperanto as “Yiddish for goyim?” http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/13/books/review/bridge-of-words-esperanto-esther-schor.html?_r=0
Just what a title says. Michael Floreak of The Boston Globe spoke with me about Yiddish food.
Just click on Passover when you get to the CFRB 1010 page to hear me talking about Passover with deli legend Zane Caplansky, chef Eyal Liebman, and sommelier Rebecca Meir-Liebman on Zane’s weekly Let’s Eat program.
The Jewish Journal has an excerpt from Rhapsody that complements the Globe’s quite well.
The Globe and Mail has a nice excerpt from Rhapsody–and on the front page of the print edition’s Life & Arts section, yet. You can find it here.
Michael Wex is not a chef. He’s not a lifelong challah baker, an avid cookbook collector, or even, by his own admission, much of a home cook. But his new book, Rhapsody in Schmaltz: Yiddish Food and Why We Can’t Stop Eating It, might just be the most important Jewish food book published this year. That’s […]
Give a listen to Kara Rota and me talking about matzoh, Rhapsody in Schmaltz and other burnt, if not quite burning, issues at Clever Cookstr’s Quick and Dirty Tips.
Someone slipped Ted Cruz an advance copy of Rhapsody in Schmaltz and looked what happened. It’s a book that changes lives. Now he deserves to eat kreplekh (see pp. 180-81).
The ultimate insider-outsider discourse, laden with ancient wisdom, and the no less wise ability to poke fun of it. Jake Marmer has written a fabulous, really insightful review of Rhapsody in Schmaltz in the Chicago Tribune. You can find the review right here.