According to legend, the pork-free ‘alheira’ chorizo was created as a way for Jews to hide their identity. Whether or not that history has been exaggerated, it’s an important part of how Portugal is now wrestling with its Jewish past.
Those of us who are proud Zionists know intimately the hardships of wrestling with colonial forces for independence, and should support Catalan independence
The dish was a staple for Sephardic Jews during the Spanish Inquisition
How Roman Catholics of Native American and Spanish descent became carriers of the deadly breast-cancer gene long associated with Jews