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Paper Plans

In the second installment of “Tell Mitzi,” Tablet Magazine’s illustrated question-and-answer column, Mitzi learns about New Year’s resolutions—and that sometimes there can be too much of a good thing

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what is the question?

What’s your favorite smell? What’s your favorite Jewish smell? Why?

answer here, in public, or write to tellmitzi@tablet.com

*tellmitzi@tabletmag.com -sorry-

Grandma’s chicken fricasee, hands down It cooked for hours Permeated the house Sorry, vegetarians out there We’re talking Jewish!

I love the scent of banana oil in women’s nail polish. Alas, neither I nor my wife uses it.
I’m a chocoholic so that will always get me.
More to the point…brisket.

I actually found it jarring that frames 2-4 were so consistent. I have come to expect that each frame would be radically different. Good! You kept me on my toes.

Was Picasso’s horse so angry looking? Hmmm.

Debbie says:

Old books.

Hanukah candles. At the end, when they are burning out.

tasty, tasty dozing milk-drunk baby.

Barbara says:

Coffee brewing as you walk in the door for break the fast (and of course the bagels and lox that goes with it).

these are beautiful…we just switched the question though, sorry. it’s about funny nightmares. it’s posted on ‘the scroll’ part of Tablet. i always have a flash of jewishness when i smell instant coffee…memories of sneaking it at kiddush when i was a kid.

if picasso had a horse, i bet it would have been really really angry. debbie, old books are my favorite smell too. why don’t new books get scented that way?

this blog is scented though…just scratch n’ sniff. Tablet is not responsible for screen damage.

does anyone else like the smell of a dog’s feet?

Katherine says:

No, I think sometimes one-a-day things are the hardest — like, I’m supposed to take this tiny pink pill every day. So, I put it on the top of my dresser to remember…and I wake up and look at it and think, did I take it already? I have these ways of tricking myself to remember… like always take the pill when I put on my underwear cause I figure, I’d never forget to do that, right? But still sometimes 10 minutes later I think, did I take it? (Life is very unreal at 5:45 in the morning in San Francisco.)

Barbara Rascoff says:

I love the smell of cooking as I come home and enter my side door and I am always surprised that the air outside can know what is cooking inside. I don’t even have to scratch to sniff. WOW its like a forshbeis???

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Paper Plans

In the second installment of “Tell Mitzi,” Tablet Magazine’s illustrated question-and-answer column, Mitzi learns about New Year’s resolutions—and that sometimes there can be too much of a good thing

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