Monday, December 14, 2009

Only in Texas

With thanks to the Shvigs.

85 comments:

sarabonne said...

What a great deal!
Gross.

sarabonne said...
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e said...

Your shviger sent this to you?

Dowy said...

lol thats great

e said...

This was in a store in Texas? Where'd you get that from?

Dowy said...

well im sure u can get it in new york too, its quite a common food

Anonymous said...

fail.

le7 said...

My mother sent it to him. One of her Jewish high school buddies who lives in Texas sent her the picture.

e said...

Aha.

The Real Shliach said...

Sara: why is it gross? Is kishke gross? Is tongue gross? Is p'tcha gross?

Dowy: it is.

Anon: what's your problem?

e: happy now?

le7: thank you for explaining that one.

Sarabonne's spokesperson said...

It's gross because a refined Jew feels disgusted when seeing something so evil for his or her soul.

The Real Shliach said...

I wasn't aware those adjectives were applicable to Sarabonne.

Nemo said...

Is 'Jew' an adjective?

The Real Shliach said...

Depends, but in this case, no.

Crawling Axe said...

A refined Jew? How many distillations?

What's gross is the overuse of capitalization so prevalent in this country. Unless "Boneless Smoked Ham" is a name of a play, there is really no call for it.

Dowy said...

ptcha defnitly is gross

Dowy said...

on a serious note, i often wonder what exactly is evil, like pork could be used as a doorstop so in that context its not evil. on the other hand if eat something purely out of enjoyment then thats evil, so is it purely subjective?

Crawling Axe said...

If pork is used as a door stop, will it be elevated?

Chaviva said...

Totally posted something similar two years ago!

http://www.kvetchingeditor.com/2007/12/tee-hee-funny.html

Tuvia said...

WOW thats awesome

During Passover I was down in West Palm Beach, and in their local Jewish paper there was an ad for Easter Brunch and I thought that was bad...

The Real Shliach said...

Dowy: so in a certain sense, you're saying that it's kelipas nogah?

CA: if it was elevated then it wouldn't be a very good doorstop.

Chaviva: will they ever learn?

Tuvia: was it advertised as being kosher?

Dowy said...

axe and trs - why not?

Mottel said...
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Mottel said...

-TRS: We may never know if they'll ever learn - since the ham your shvigs sent you is the same ham Chaviva and I blogged about the other year.

It was sold at the Balducci's on 8th Ave at 14th Street, on Sunday, 12/2/07 - when Nancykay Schapiro brought it to light! Check out the last picture and you'll see they're the same.

sarabonne said...

Cows tongue is pretty nasty too. But that's mostly because I saw it before it was cooked.
And I am most certainly refined! Um...ok, fine. Whatever.

Crawling Axe said...

Tongue is awesome.

(mumble... mumble... spoiled americans... mumble... mumble...)

The Real Shliach said...

Sara: Would you like to share that with the class?

CA: I agree with you on tongue. And how about gribbenes?

Crawling Axe said...

All traditional Ashkenazic Jewish recipes are awesome, when cooked and served in a right way (with right other ingredients). For example, if you put them in the egg salad with onions. Or with mashed potatoes.

Mottel said...

Gribenes . . . Does anyone evem make them anymore? All of this heimish food reminds me of a childhood memory - I once opened the fruit crisper in the fridge to eat an apple - only to find a half dozen feeselach my mother had purchased for soup looking at me. Yikes!

sarabonne said...

You want to know what else I don't like?! Chicken legs in my soup!
But I still like kishke, intestines and all...unless I think about it.

Crawling Axe said...

Chicken legs (as in drums) or chicken feet (as in with toes)?

sarabonne said...

Chicken feet, as in with talons.
Ah, but then you could use them to pick your teeth after the meal! Fantastic.

Crawling Axe said...

What I personally don't like is hair on chicken skin. Which, it seems, the holier the shchita, the more likely it is to be there (but then again, we have a very poor selection of kosher meet here). In my family, we always burn it off. Unfortunately, it's not always the case with all Chabad House–served chicken.

sarabonne said...

I recall the TRS-Le7 clan telling me about this very problem, except the chicken was breaded with sauce. What a delightful surprise.

Crawling Axe said...

Breaded with sauce?

Modeh B'Miktsas said...

On topic:If you use ham as a doorstop it is bizayon ochel. If you use it to feed the homeless goy on your corner the ham is elevated.

On topic2:This got sold in Brooklyn and Manhattan last year and even made the news.

Off-topic:The holier the shchita the higher the overhed. THe higher the overhead the less the slaughterhouse can afford to pay pluckers.

e said...

Talons in the chicken soup.

Reminds me of pigeons!

sarabonne said...

Breaded with sauce as in Orange Chicken.

Pigeons are evil.

Crawling Axe said...

Orange chicken?

After three years of living in the middle of nowhere, pigeons were a welcome sight signifying that I am finally in a place of civilization. Of course, after four years of living in that place of civilization, subway was a welcome sign that I was in a place of Western civilization, not that of American South.

Dowy said...

hmm u were living in a place without pidgeons?

Dowy said...

ah the amrican south, my mistake

Crawling Axe said...

Well, Baton Rouge, LA, doesn’t have pigeons. It makes up for it with squirrels, armadillos, ’possums, geckos, flying cockroaches and rednecks. New Orleans has all of the above plus pigeons and drunken tourists from the North.

sarabonne said...

Oregon jsut has homeless people, some of them shipped in from other states.
Orange chicken is incredible. It's breaded with this tangy sweet sauce poured on top like a glaze, completely counterproductive to any nutrition one might possible derive from the chicken itself. Which of course is why it's popular.

Dowy said...

talking about sauce...e and i were recently walking accross the manhaton bridge, when we got to the other side we were attacked by savage waves of soy sauce odor which protects the area known as Chinatown. there, we were forced to buy one of those peruvian hats with the payos on the side and the pompom on top for $6.

Crawling Axe said...

Does "orange" refer to a color or to a fruit?

sarabonne said...

Both, sometimes they'll add little slices for a touch of authenticity.

Crawling Axe said...

All I know is that this stuff is amazing.

Crawling Axe said...

This, on the other hand, looks disgusting. And supposedly it’s the same dish, but the first one is Russian, while the second is Jewish.

sarabonne said...

I just yelled, "Oh my G-d! What is that?!"
Poor roommates.

Crawling Axe said...

Yelled about which one?

Anyway, both are p’tcha (although the first one is a Russian version, holodetz, or cholodetz, or холодец, which I ate throughout childhood — it’s amazingly tasty; kind of like carnivorous version of jello).

The second thing is actual cow feet, but looks like a lung. Which I had misfortune of trying once.

sarabonne said...

The first one, I've never seen anything like it. It IS like jello...
When I was in 1st grade I held a cows lung while my teacher took a picture. It was for our science class.

Dowy said...

oh
that
is
just


evil

sarabonne said...

I thought it was kinda cool at the time.

Dowy said...

both are evil in my opinion. those are the things i lay awake scared about

sarabonne said...

Oh, the food...nu, better chicken talons.

Dowy said...

i cant think of any strange food in english culture, i mean unless warm beer counts

Crawling Axe said...

I agree it may look strange, but it tastes really good. It’s very meaty, with cold jello on the side.

Bring memories of childhood. Along with pirozhki.

sarabonne said...

It's not strange because it's jsut like yours, though you folks have blood pudding.

Crawling Axe said...

Just like mine what? Who has blood pudding? There was no blood anything in my family.

Dowy said...

wats pirozki

Dowy said...

wats blood pudding?

sarabonne said...

Oh, that last comment was directed to Dowy.

sarabonne said...

Harry Potter ate blood pudding. Maybe it was jsut a wizard thing...as opposed to English.

Dowy said...

i made the mistake of looking that one up - pirozki looks ok though...

Crawling Axe said...

Pirozhki.

Egh, I feel so sorry for Americans sometimes, with their plastic food and Chinese takeout. No neshama.

Just image-google “пирожки”.

Crawling Axe said...

Dowy is English?

sarabonne said...

Shocking. I know.


Hope I don't get in trouble for revealing that tidbit.

Crawling Axe said...

They had blood-pudding in “The Name of the Rose”. (Which I probably shouldn’t confess having read — at least on a frum blog.) They pretty much turned a pig upside down, collected all the blood, waited for it to congeal and made some stuff out of it. In Ukraine they had blood sausage on the markets — which was exactly what it sounds like. Making a hot dog, but instead of entrails like they normally do, out of blood.

(No, I never tried one. Even when I was an atheist.)

Crawling Axe said...

Maybe he is from South England. Hogwartz was i the North, right?

I know a Jewish fiddler from England who goes to a local conservatory. We once had a chat about Martin Hayes. He was surprised that someone who looks like me knows any music besides Niggun Shammil.

sarabonne said...

My mom has some sort of jug from Africa where they mixed blood with milk. But then my brother mixed Sprite with milk.
You would have to ask sir Dowy.

Crawling Axe said...

I should mix chocolate soy milk (my recent favorite drink) with Dr. Pepper (my second favorite drink).

Dowy said...

actually hogwarts is in scotland...btw in kings cross station there is actually a platform 9 and 3 quarters, for the tourists of course

Crawling Axe said...

Hogwartz is in Scotland? Says who? I wanna see the source.

Harry Potter brings back good distant memories and not so good recent memories. Actually, good recent memories with a bad aftertaste. (Where is that Chopin when one needs it?)

Dowy said...

you describe it like a whiskey...well i actually looked it up on wiki...

Crawling Axe said...

Well, whiskey would be a good solution right now.

Crawling Axe said...

Hmm, interesting.

So, when they say it’s a school for kids from UK and Ireland, do they mean Northern Ireland, or the Republic too?

Dowy said...

lol i duno, wat good memories do u have of harry potter?
i think i once stayed up a whole night to finish one of them.

Dowy said...

talking about staying up the whole night...tata happy hanuka!

Crawling Axe said...

Yeah, I did the same in college. The first one. On the floor of the my room, using a crack from the door to the bathroom for light. Then I fell asleep, and that was how my roommate found me in the morning.

I borrowed it from my Colombian friend. He really hated Venezuella. In the hallway of our floor we had a big map of the world. He cut out Venezuella from it using a pen knife.

As I said, good memories...

Crawling Axe said...

Well, I am still at work. Even the Japanese post-docs (the most hard-working people in the building) have left. But now going home. Good night. Gutt Yom Tov.

Modeh B'Miktsas said...

in england they eat kidney's too.

e said...

CA: What's the code to put a ling in a comment?

Crawling Axe said...

A link? (a href = "www.yourlink.com")name of the link(/a), where parenthesis () are replaced with <>.

Mottel said...

If you're lazy just prepare it in blogger's editor and then post it in the comments but . . .
< a href="LINK" >Text< /a >

Remove the spaces before the < and >

Modeh B'Miktsas said...

As an "expert" in this field I will supply a pompous and unhelpful answer even though a better one was already given:

angle bracket a href assignment operator URL angle bracket text angle bracket forward slash a angle bracket