Ashkenazi Jews eat MORE Sephardi Food

Now these Ashkenazi Jews are eating couscous, salatim, baclava and how do you pronounce that - schug!?

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(1) Anonymous, July 15, 2016 5:45 AM


If you don't know what kubeh is, you're missing out. After I got engaged, my in-laws-to-be had me over for Shabbos. My mother-in-law was born in Kurdistan, and at their table kubeh is not just food, but an event. When they dished out a serving of kubeh for me, there were a lot of questions (Do you know what kubeh is? Have you ever eaten kubeh?). As I lifted my spoon, all eyes were upon me. And then I sense that my hosts were feeling uncomfortable. They had something to say, but nobody was saying it. Finally me mother-in-law, who is by all accounts the least shy, spoke up. She seemed to pity my ignorance. "Why are you eating kubeh without rice?" she wanted to know. "Oh, I'll skip the rice," I replied. But my hosts wouldn't hear of it. Out of the question. "You have to eat rice with kubeh," they explained. It was not a suggestion, but a statement of fact. My kallah was a bit embarrassed by my faux pas. It's been 23 years since then. At home I eat my wife's kubeh straight (a rebel at heart), but I wouldn't dare eat my mother-in-laws kubeh without rice.


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