Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

My Jewish Cooking Experience

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This Month's Film: Ushpizin
Cuisine: Jewish

I grew up in a Catholic family, therefore my knowledge of the Jewish faith is limited to what I've seen in movies and on television, books I've read, and from Jewish friends and acquaintances. I've never been in a Jewish temple, nor have I ever attended any sort of Jewish celebration.

And when it comes to Jewish cuisine, I've seen boxes of matza and jars of gefilte fish in the supermarket, but with the exception of the occasional kosher dill pickle, I don't think a morsel of authentic Jewish cuisine or a drop of kosher wine have ever passed my lips. So the learning curve is going to be rather steep this month. But oh how I love a project.

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