Is there any food better than an excellent potato kugel?

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    Joseph
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    It must be sizzling hot, of course.

    #1495369

    zahavasdad
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    Yeah of course, like a nice thick juicy steak

    #1495415

    ames
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    One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was when Jax told me to put potato kugel in the chulent.

    #1495417

    Joseph
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    ames!!! I dunno what you wrote about the potato kugel in your pending comment, but fugghedabout all that, welcome back!!

    #1495421

    WolfishMusings
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    Well, for those of us who can’t have potato kugel, there are obviously better foods.

    The Wolf

    #1495433

    yehudayona
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    Chocolate.

    #1495428

    ames
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    Hi Joseph! Did you miss me?
    I can’t say that I missed you, I’m a serial lurker 🙂

    #1495442

    Gadolhadorah
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    Anytthing is better than a slab of starch flavored wih salt and onions. I’m not certain as to the nutritional value but if you are short on carbs and sodium, definitely go for it. Otherwise, tofu is the way to go.i

    #1495469

    Joseph
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    OMG, ames, how could you even ask? Of course! I’m glad you’re keeping up… I wish I could do the same.

    #1495480

    ThinkingCap
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    Only on Shabbos and Tom Tov. At any other time it’s just another food that fills your Gut

    #1495526

    yudel
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    Rabbi shain of lakewood is the undisputed best potato kugel macher.

    #1495481

    ThinkingCap
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    Yom Tov

    #1495547

    mentsch1
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    Gh
    This explains a lot
    Long term effects of tofu consumption

    Yudel
    I am the undisputed kugel macher

    #1495555

    Toi
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    @mentsch1- You’re hilarious. I was trying to find a way to communicate that exact thought.

    #1495669

    DaMoshe
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    “Better” is relative. It all depends on what you’re in the mood for.

    With people arguing over who makes the best kugel, I have to throw my hat in the ring. I make an overnight kugel which is delicious. I’ve had many people tell me it was the best kugel they’ve ever had.

    #1495768

    Toi
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    My brother will openly say in front of his wife that my wife’s kugel is the best he’s ever had. It is so super scrumptious, I put down full pans at a time. And she agrees with him, so she doesn’t even get insulted. Trust me, potatoes and onion dream of the day they get their tikkun by being in my wife’s kugel.

    #1495737

    Joseph
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    We need to have a CR blind taste test among members pitting the potato kugels of Rabbi Shain, Mentsch1 and DaMoshe against each other.

    Ames, do you want to throw your hat in the ring?

    #1495779

    yudel
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    Rabbi shain is Ready

    #1495994

    mentsch1
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    Joseph
    Around 15 years ago. A cousin in his first year in EY hung up signs all around har nof advertising a ” contest” to see who makes the best cheesecake for shavuos. They promised some minimal prize. He and his friends got close to twenty free cheesecakes that yom tov.
    But I’m game
    Several years back the wife came home from a shiur telling me that she heard that Rav Pam used to make the potato kugel for shabbos . I took the hint and started experimenting.
    I happen to not like potato kugel but I took it as a challenge. I tried every conceivable combination and every idea given to me by frum patients. I even tried multiple types of potatoes and multiple percentages in mixing (I settled on 50/50 red and brown potatoes)
    So I’m ready for this challenge!!

    #1495985

    Lightbrite
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    Homemade chunky charoset too!

    #1495982

    Lightbrite
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    Why yes there is!

    Homemade Excellent…
    Poppy seed hamantaschens
    Sweet potato latkes
    Cabbage banana mugels
    Blitnzes
    Rugelachs
    Pareve ice cream with warm brownies
    Drizzilicious

    Okay I cannot go on because talking about food reminds me of how yummy some food is…

    #1496012

    ames
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    I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never made potato kugel, but I’ve tested kugel from every takeout place in Brooklyn, I feel experienced and objective enough to judge.

    #1496036

    from Long Island
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    Estie Wolbe’s potato kugel. Best ever, better than mine and I make a killer kugel !!

    #1496102

    iacisrmma
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    mentsch1: The story behind Rav Pam making the potato kugel for shabbos was in response to a question from a talmid who helped his wife cook for shabbos. Another talmid said that he was overstepping into his wife’s role so he asked Rav Pam if his friend was correct. Rav Pam answered it’s possible; I can only tell you that all the years my wife worked in the public school system and came home late on Friday, I made the potato kugel for shabbos.

    #1496170

    🐵 ⌨ Gamanit
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    Yapchik

    #1496241

    golfer
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    No.

    #1497248

    icemelter
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    Tortilla chips and salsa.
    Also shmurah matza with just about anything, tuna,avocado,egg salad,salt…..oh so great!

    #1497244

    👑RebYidd23
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    Potato kugel is good. Tofu is evil. Tofu is for goyim.

    #1501825

    oyyoyyoy
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    I had a potato kugel miracle last night. I was on a walk with a friend and we both agreed we had a craving for some potato kugel. When i got home for supper, (after 9:30,) there was a twice reheated piece of kugel leftovers being served. Mamash Hashgacha pratis!!!

    #1501830

    👑RebYidd23
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    By the way, people, the comment of mine that you see about tofu is my mildest tofu comment.

    #1501844

    Joseph
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    That’s too mild, RY23.

    #1501888

    👑RebYidd23
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    Apparently comments that are too harsh about tofu get deleted.

    #1523546

    👑RebYidd23
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    It’s sad that some people are not only pro tofu, but against kugel and cholent.

    #1523549

    YW Moderator-25
    Moderator

    Still trying to find these harsh anti-tofu comments which were deleted. Don’t see anything here either.

    #1523797

    👑RebYidd23
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    I don’t want to argue with you over a deleted post, but from my end, it looked like the post was deleted, leading me to sincerely believe that it had been. Perhaps I was mistaken.

    #1523799

    YW Moderator-25
    Moderator

    I just searched every deleted post since Ma’aseh B’resishis and I only found three with the word “tofu” in them (one of them was actually “toful”).

    None of them was authored by RebYidd23.

    #1523932

    zahavasdad
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    Food is a very personal choice, just because you like or dont like something doesnt mean other people feel the same way

    I am not a fan of Tofu,. but I know people who are and frankly it astonishes me that there are people who think some minced cheap fish dish that is served in cut up roll is better than Sushi

    #1523949

    Avram in MD
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    zahavasdad,

    “frankly it astonishes me that there are people who think some minced cheap fish dish that is served in cut up roll is better than Sushi”

    “Food is a very personal choice, just because you like or dont like something doesnt mean other people feel the same way” -zahavasdad

    #1523974

    zahavasdad
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    Food is a personal choice, I just gave my opinion If you want to eat the minced cheap fish dish over Sushi, Be my guest and PLEASE take mine too , Ill gladly give it to you

    #1524000

    golfer
    Participant

    Changed my mind (see above).
    Cheesecake.

    #1524077

    Gadolhadorah
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    There are obviously many CR posters who passionately hold that eating anything their bubbah and zeidah didn’t eat in the Alte Heim is like eating chazerfleish and that heatlty foods like tofu, sushi, fresh green salads (with high protein bugs) and fresh salmon (with those cute little worms) are ASSUR along with drinking any wine that couldn’t also be used for intravenous injections for diabetics suffering a glucose deficiency. The more fat, starch, sodium etc. the better and the bigger chelek of olam haboh one earns from eating the stuff.

    #1524822

    🐵 ⌨ Gamanit
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    fresh salmon (with those cute little worms) are ASSUR

    Feel free to count me in among those who consider eating “cute little worms” assur.

    #1524885

    👑RebYidd23
    Participant

    So bugs are kosher now, Gadol?

    #1525038

    zahavasdad
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    kashruth is a real things and must be obeyed, Insects are never kosher.

    That being said there is no reason if something is deemed to be kosher, but not something eaten in the Alte Heim that is should be avoided.

    I can pretty much state for a fact there was no Pizza or Ice Cream in the Alter Heim

    #1525173

    Meno
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    There are obviously many CR posters who passionately hold that eating anything their bubbah and zeidah didn’t eat in the Alte Heim is like eating chazerfleish

    GH, can you please show me one post which indicates anything like this?

    if something is deemed to be kosher, but not something eaten in the Alte Heim that is should be avoided

    ZD, same question to you.

    If I didn’t know better, I would think you both were deliberately trying to bash frum Jews.

    #1525213

    Gadolhadorah
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    If you search, you will find numerous postings about the supposed virtues of eating the same salty, fatty and starchy foods that were a staple in the Alte Heim only because that kind of junk food was all that poishete yidden of that time could afford. There is no yichus in perpetuating that sort of junk food nor is there any virtue in eating only veggies. The point here is that too many yiddeshe mosdos promote the wrong types of food and wine for “traditions’ sake” and only grudgingly offer more healthy and tasteful alternatives. Because someone can bring down from chazal that there might be some special “hidur Shabbos” associated with eating a small piece of meat (based more on the time when meat was a luxury that was unaffordable weekdays) there is no reason that a Shabbos meal cannot be fish, veggie or even dairy if prepared with a focus on special healthy dishes.

    #1525227

    Meno
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    If you search, you will find numerous postings….

    I’ve searched, and have found no such postings.

    Here’s this thread in a nutshell:

    CR Posters: “Kugel is good”

    Gadolhadorah: “Why eat kugel when tofu is so much healthier and just as good?”

    CR Posters: “Because tofu is gross”

    Gadolhadorah (and zahavasdad, to an extent): “The fact your grandparents didn’t eat a certain food doesn’t make it treif”

    Did I miss anything?

    #1525233

    zahavasdad
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    I have actually seen signs on peoples houses saying this is a smartphone (Or Internet) and Sushi free household

    Exactly how Sushi is related to Smartphones is beyond me

    #1525239

    zahavasdad
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    Eating or not eating something Kosher by any standards just because it was not eaten in The alter Heim is not Frumkite

    I know plemty of very frum jews who prefer the better wines (if they can afford it, ot try to get it for shabbos) than Kedem Concord Grape wine

    #1525248

    Meno
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    Eating or not eating something Kosher by any standards just because it was not eaten in The alter Heim is not Frumkite

    Again, who said otherwise?

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