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I make the treyf groceries first. (In New Orleans, you “make” groceries; you don’t buy them.) Traffic inches along North Broad Street, everyone eager to start the weekend. The sun is a ripe satsuma hanging above the Mississippi, and the Superdome reflects the purple sky. I have several stops to make before I even start cooking, so I’ll be cheating Shabbat in more ways than one. But in a city where crawfish boils melt past midnight and I can’t remember the last time a meeting started on time, it’s more of a necessary adaptation than a broken rule.
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.
Some would argue that there’s nothing funny about treyf.
This is the third in a series of pseudonymous essays by The Treyfster. The pieces explore forbidden foods from the point of view of a person who used to keep traditionally kosher. Illustration by Kurt Hoffman