Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot about “Jewish food.” The phrase seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue. The phrase troubles me because when people talk about “Jewish food,” I’ve noticed they seem to only be talking about Ashkenazi (Eastern European) food.
So you can imagine my distress when I stumbled upon ”A Jewish Food Cheat Sheet” and realized that there was only one Sephardic Jewish dish on the whole list. Shawarma didn’t even make the list. One friend called the list “a very narrow conceptualization of a much more varied people/nation.”
So here’s a short list of some other foods that should have made this list. Can you think of any others? I’m already thinking of Carciofi alla Giudia, those delicious Roman Jewish artichokes I tasted in Italy.