My first confusions (and there are many) about kosher food law came from my Jewish aunt — overhearing talk about volunteering at the Jewish Community Center and keeping the dairy and meat flat wear separate. Huh?! That part of my family lives far away, and her family doesn’t keep kosher (they refer to ham as “rare roast beef”) but I have often wished they lived closer so I could ask my many food questions — luckily Lauren Sarabia from Temple Beth El stepped in for an interview — we talked about some of my favorite Jewish foods, many of which originated in Eastern Europe — but also about how Jews have traveled throughout the world changing our idea of what “traditional” Jewish food is.
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Listen to the interview here.