(Eric Molinsky)

Gil Marks is a rabbi, a chef, a food historian, and an award-winning cookbook writer, all of which came in handy in the writing of his new book, The Encyclopedia of Jewish Food. It’s a vast tome, with more than 650 entries, 300 recipes, and tons of trivia to impress your friends with. For instance, did you know that references to cucumber in the Bible (Numbers 11:5) are a mistranslation, and should probably read “chate melons”? For more, you’ll have to listen to tomorrow’s podcast. Til then, we leave you with this tidbit, pertaining to a rare North African delicacy:

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