After the Algemeiner ran a piece criticizing the New York Times for its coverage of a cookbook containing Senator Chuck Schumer’s treyf meatloaf recipe, I wrote a commentary asking whether the paper in fact erred in its judgement. My opinion was that it didn’t, but I wanted to know what our readers thought. We got a lot of thoughtful and interesting responses, a number of which are reprinted (with permission) below.
On Wednesday, The New York Times ran a story in its food section about a new cookbook by New York Times writers Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer called “A Meatloaf in Every Oven: Two Chatty Cooks, One Iconic Dish and Dozens of Recipes — From Mom’s to Mario Batali’s” (Grand Central Life & Style). In it, the two discussed the book’s recipes and the people who contributed them — chefs, politicians, friends and family.
This Valentine’s Day you can have your doll and eat it too.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, my thoughts turn to chocolate (of course). Chocolate babka would be a great treat for a romantic dinner. Selecting the best chocolate babka for the celebration is easier now, since I recently attended a chocolate-babka marathon tasting — a chocolate babkathon.
If the head of a major Polish TV station is to be believed, Jews are behind anti-government protests in Poland — and are handing out matzo outside Parliament to egg on demonstrators.