Skip to comments.Chuck Schumer’s Meatloaf Contains Pork. Is That News?
Posted on 02/12/2017 2:18:41 PM PST by nickcarraway
On Wednesday, The New York Times ran a story in its food section about a new cookbook by New York Times writers Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer called A Meatloaf in Every Oven: Two Chatty Cooks, One Iconic Dish and Dozens of Recipes From Moms to Mario Batalis (Grand Central Life & Style). In it, the two discussed the books recipes and the people who contributed them chefs, politicians, friends and family.
On Sunday, the Algemeiner, a publication with a large Orthodox readership, published a piece criticizing the Times for its coverage of the book in particular, of Senator Chuck Schumers recipe, which includes a combination of beef, veal and pork.
If anyone at the Times wondered even for a second why a Jewish senator would be promoting a recipe for a dish that violates the dietary laws of the Jewish religion, its not evident from the story, which portrays the recipe as somehow a perfect fit for the senator, Ira Stoll wrote.
He goes on to say that while he doesnt fault the Senator himself that what he chooses to eat is his own concern that as someone who avoids eating pork, Im baffled that the Times would declare a recipe collection that includes Senator Schumers as compelling.
Its as if the Times editors cant imagine anyone taking Jewish or even Islamic dietary laws seriously.
But is it, really?
The Times is a secular publication; the piece was about a recipe book. Scads of cookbooks by Jewish authors, covered by the paper, contain recipes with pork, shellfish and other treyf. (These are obviously too numerous to list, but consider, for example, Deb Perelmans popular Smitten Kitchen.)
Famous Jewish delis (not kosher; but considered Jewish by most people), which are also covered regularly, serve turkey and Swiss, Reubens and many other milk-meat combinations. That many Jewish people dont observe the laws of kashruth may be disappointing to more observant Jews, but it isnt news; its the norm and therefore probably not worth noting in an article about meatloaf recipes in a mainstream publication.
Those are my two cents. Let us know yours.
So does his Head.
I knew such Jews in college. They love shellfish and pork ribs, but they feel guilty about it.
I thought Chuck was hired to send pork from DC to NY.
Since I always buy the Times on Wednesday to read the excellent Food column (although it is shrinking each edition), I was eye-poppingly amazed at this ludicrous article about meatloaf. A book written about meatloaf by that genius political editorial writer, Frank Bruni (former fat boy and restaurant critic) was given above the fold treatment. His recipes, which seemed to include sauerkraut and yak cheese in his loaves, were so outlandish as to make Chuck U’s recipe seem quite tame and reasonable. Fat Boy Frank’s, meanwhile, were nausea inducing - much like his pro-Hillary love letters in 2016. Speaking of which, will he be writing a love letter to her this Valentine’s Day or, more likely, to his boyfriend?
My Muslim boss loves bacon.
It’s in all Chucky’s bills, too.
What Schumer chooses to eat is between him and his faith - my issue is with his demented politics. Personally, I’ll never understand how anyone can go through life abstaining from the wonder that is bacon.
Bruni is a. political writer now, but got is start as a restaurant critic.
Schumer’s brain cavity contains applesauce.
Like just about all liberal Jews, he’s a not a practicing one. Which means not a real Jew, as St. John would describe them.
Hmmm...I thought I just wrote that...
Schumer = #FakeJews
Schmuckie is a self-hating, secular Jew — all ham on the outside, Communist on the inside.
Don’t care. If he’s not an Orthodox Jew that’s his business.
I’m not losing sleep over it.
Meh.... Many Reform Jews do not keep Kosher, I have been with them when they have consumed sausage, ribs, and bacon cheeseburgers.
So do all of his spending bills.
Glatts not true!
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