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Date: 11/5/2005

Matzoh Ball Gumbo Blog

Food and culture expert, Marcie Ferris has a blog based on her book, Matzoh Ball Gumbo.

My favorite review quote:

“It may sound trivial, but no doubt the invention of Crisco was the answer to the prayers of some Jewish women in the South. . . . The miracle of Crisco is just one of the fascinating facts presented in Matzoh Ball Gumbo. . . . Ferris . . . tell[s] the history of the Jewish South from a cook’s perspective.”—Raleigh News & Observer

Upcoming on November 9th from 6-8:30 PM is a Southern Season Cooking Class here in Chapel Hill, NC with a promising dinner menu of Matzoh Ball Gumbo and creole matzoh balls, Temple Israel Brisket; Simmered Black-Eyed Peas and Tomatoes; Rosh Hashanah Jam Cake and Pecan Kugel. Call 919-913-1241 to participate or sign up online.

Voting Day – early

Sally and I went down to the dedication of the Unsung Founders Monument this morning. On the way we stopped by for early voting. There was no waiting. Well, almost no waiting. We ended up chatting with my former collegue Bert Dempsey and his wife Molly as we all walked in. Bert who travels quite a bit with his tech company says that early voting has allowed him to participate in elections like never before. Even at that, we were in the 700s of those who voted early in this election.

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