benedictine chili.
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  • February 26, 2016

Toasted English muf­fin topped with chili con carné, sour cream, shred­ded cheese, fried egg (one for each side) with the yolk still runny, and a lit­tle more cheese.

(I dare you to come up with a bet­ter use for left­over chili.)

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  • April 26, 2014

gefilte fish

Gefilte Fish in America:

Born in Europe out of reli­gious oblig­a­tion, poverty, and inge­nu­ity, gefilte fish sur­vived in America due to bot­tling tech­nol­ogy, inno­v­a­tive adver­tis­ing, and an American Jewish desire to expe­ri­ence faith through the large intestine.

For the strange and awe­some story of gefile fish’s rise to power, read the whole story


Jews eat dairy on Shavuot because the ensu­ing dis­com­fort makes us appre­ci­ate the gifts we do have — like Torah — while we pay for those we don’t — like the enzyme that digests lactose.

Maybe that’s why Jenny’s Cuban-style flan was such an amaz­ing addi­tion to this evening’s wrestling match with text. Or maybe it’s because it was shiny and deli­cious. (But seri­ously… who cares why?)

Check out the recipe at The Cuban Reuben.