Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Gefilte Fish. Kugel. Matzah Ball Soup. Chopped Liver. Rugelach. Manischewitz Concord Grape Wine.
Odds are that you ate some or all these foods last week at a Rosh Hashanah or Shabbat meal, and probably didn't think twice about it.
But what would happen if you put these heimishe traditional Jewish foods in front of non-Jews who never heard of them and never tasted them?
Just a few days ago, BuzzFeed Yellow, the website that posts all sorts of funny videos, posted this one and it already has more than a million page views. So it's likely that you've already seen it, but we couldn't resist posting it on Jewish Humor Central because it's such a perfect fit for our site. It even inspired us to create an hour-long comedy program called Jewish Food Follies to add to the roster of programs and lectures that we're doing around the USA and in Israel.
How did the non-Jewish tasters react when they sampled our delicious dishes? You have to see the video, but here are a few examples:
GEFILTE FISH: "It's like if tuna got pushed into a ball and got compressed for hundreds of years."
KUGEL: "It's like it wants to be macaroni and cheese and also wants to be a cake but doesn't know which one it is yet."
MATZAH BALL SOUP: "I would eat this all day. I would have sex with this."
CHOPPED LIVER: "This is poop. It seriously looks like diarrhea. The consistency is exactly like Fancy Feast."
RUGELACH: "It's real packed in. It has the same consistency as gefilte fish."
MANISCHEWITZ WINE: "I could get wasted off this at a nice Passover or Bar Mitzvah."
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(A tip of the kippah to Jack Kustanowitz for first bringing this video to our attention.)