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Pork in Israel, Jack in the Box kills rye

And now for something completely treyf, and I’m not talking Reubens.

Today in the New York Times, my friend Jeffrey Yoskowitz (who is kosher), writes about Israeli’s first pork cookbook:

ANY author has to deal with bad reviews, but how about the wrath of God?

Dr. Eli Landau has written “The White Book,” touted as the first Israeli pork cookbook.

With 80 mainly Mediterranean recipes and Eastern European dishes, “The White Book” tries to reveal the secrets of the pig for cooks who have never prepared it nor perhaps even tasted it….Dr. Landau, a 61-year-old retired cardiologist and food writer from Tel Aviv, likes pork and thinks there are many Israelis who shy from it not so much because it’s taboo, but because they don’t know how to prepare it.

“People are reluctant to cook pork at home,” said Dr. Landau, who is not an observant Jew. “I want to make it easier for chefs and personal cooks to bring it home and to the menus. If that happens, I’ll be more than happy.”

I’m not kosher, and I do eat treyf, so I’m not offended by this at all. What I am offended by is this:

Getting rid of rye, eh? The devil wears a clown head.

5 Responses to “Pork in Israel, Jack in the Box kills rye”

  1. John Dunbar Says:

    As a goy who regularly reads your blog, please accept my apologies on behalf of goyem everywhere for this affront to your culture.

    I’m sure you’ll be extra-thrilled to know that you can also get mayo on this sandwich.

  2. Ethanol85 Says:

    Pastrami should be served on rye bread. Here is my take on that commercial.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3hSIk16qRU

  3. Ethanol85 Says:

    Pastrami should be served on rye.

  4. Gary Says:

    Anathema!
    And what was that limp white stuff, American cheese? Disgusting.

    (but the hazing-the-intern bit was pretty good)

  5. Pastramiking Says:

    I tried the Jack in the Box pastrami for my website – not very appealing. However the new trader joe’s reuben wrap was surprisingly good. Check out my new post!

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