While President Donald Trump promises to take the country in an entirely new direction, the cake he sliced with a sword at an inaugural ball Friday night told a different story. It was a copy of the cake Jewish pastry chef and Food Network star Duff Goldman made for Barack Obama’s second inauguration in 2013.
If you keep kosher and have a diverse group of friends and dining partners, it seems inevitable that you will at some point have to explain yourself. Kosher can be complicated, and of course a 3,000-year-old practice will never be as fashionable as the diet du jour. Then again, Paleo came back from the Stone Age, but I digress.
SHORT, SERIOUS ANSWER: Either, “Yup, totally Orthodox!” Or “I keep kosher, but of the three main levels of Judaism, Orthodox, Conservative and Reform, I’d consider myself…” whichever the case may be.
SHORT, SERIOUS ANSWER: “No, because it’s pork, and because we don’t eat meat with milk, so we don’t eat meat with cheese.”