Monday, January 24, 2011
We are famous! An ordinary meatless plate frequently prepared by my Mother called "rakott krumpli", that is layered potatoes, appears in the holy New York Times! The author waxes extatic: "I was so excited by the simple and tasty sound of it, that..." I had eaten it innumerable times and never knew that it was so exciting. Moreover, all this time I had been ignorant of the fact that it is a special plate of ultra-religious Hungarian Jews. I went trough life believing we were simple folks eating ordinary food, while in fact we had been tasting exotic gourmet plates.