The Kosher Eater's Diet
This week's New York Magazine has an article itemizing the diets of five New Yorkers over a week. As they put it "What five of us ate in a week, down to the last peanut-butter-dipped celery stick". The really (only) interesting part of the feature is the fact that of the five different New Yorkers the magazine interviewed, one of them is titled "The Kosher Eater". I guess that's a testament to New York's large kosher-keeping population, but it's fascinating that the four other people chosen to be interviewed have the rather generic titles of The Bachelor, The Executive, The Teen, and The Globalist. Another interesting tidbit is the fact that our friend The Kosher Eater's diet is extremely heavy on the ethnic Jewish food items New York Magazine probably hoped to see in a Kosher Eater's diet: lox, chicken soup, kugel, chulent, blintzes, challah, honey cake, gefilte fish, rye bread, stuffed cabbage - even seltzer. The cutest part is that the next person in the article whose diet is featured, The Executive, eats quite a bit of 'smoked salmon', but no 'lox', and a 'bread roll' but no 'challah'. If she did eat lox and challah, it wouldn't be quite as much fun, would it?