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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #3920 on: March 09, 2023, 11:26:04 AM »
Were you walking in CH by chance? :P You don't smell that in BP or Willy too often, and I'm vomiting from that smell a block away already.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #3925 on: April 20, 2023, 08:37:07 PM »
Now that shabbos starts late, when do your kids end school on Friday?


In ch my kids end at 12... I wish they would go until 2.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #3926 on: April 21, 2023, 04:53:06 AM »
Now that shabbos starts late, when do your kids end school on Friday?


In ch my kids end at 12... I wish they would go until 2.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #3928 on: May 03, 2023, 05:57:43 PM »
Feelings don't care about your facts

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #3929 on: May 21, 2023, 01:08:40 AM »
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #3930 on: May 21, 2023, 01:27:45 AM »
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #3931 on: May 25, 2023, 03:58:22 AM »
Whyyyyyyyy??????

On the pizza????? On the chocolate rugelech?????

Why oh why??????
Oddest places to find sesame:
5. On my baguette, but only every tenth sandwich (the bakers were in the mood?), even though the same bakery doesn't usually put it on
4. On home fries
3. On pizza
2. Topping on cheesecake
1. In my shirt pocket, even though I stopped eating sesame two years ago (!!)

(American Israeli) Friend of mine has a pizza store. He opened a new branch, and hired an agent to get him his initial stock of ingredients. When he shows up for the opening, he was surprised to see a 5kg bag of sesame seeds he didn't ask for. The agent explained, "I saw you forgot to put sesame seeds on your list, so I got you some."
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #3932 on: May 25, 2023, 02:04:14 PM »

4. On home fries


I happen to like sesame seeds, but what the Israelis call "home fries" is repugnant and inedible. Instead of savory cubed potatoes, they drown them in some kind of a sweet sauce (also most kosher Israeli pizza is sweet and inedible). I guess the sesame seeds are there because they think of it as some kind of sweet and sour Asian dish.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #3933 on: May 25, 2023, 02:52:53 PM »
I happen to like sesame seeds, but what the Israelis call "home fries" is repugnant and inedible. Instead of savory cubed potatoes, they drown them in some kind of a sweet sauce (also most kosher Israeli pizza is sweet and inedible). I guess the sesame seeds are there because they think of it as some kind of sweet and sour Asian dish.
na...they think of everything as some sort of boureka

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #3934 on: May 28, 2023, 05:10:36 AM »
I happen to like sesame seeds, but what the Israelis call "home fries" is repugnant and inedible. Instead of savory cubed potatoes, they drown them in some kind of a sweet sauce (also most kosher Israeli pizza is sweet and inedible). I guess the sesame seeds are there because they think of it as some kind of sweet and sour Asian dish.
Home fries here is not home fries in the states. Someone seems to have given them the impression that it is supposed to be drowned in sweet chili sauce. The good places are a bit more subtle with the flavor and added veggies, but the chili sauce is always there. Just a different product with the wrong name.
Re: Pizza: gotta buy the right pizza... There is no bad pizza in the states?
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #3935 on: May 28, 2023, 06:23:09 AM »

 (also most kosher Israeli pizza is sweet and inedible).

Re: Pizza: gotta buy the right pizza... There is no bad pizza in the states?

Try offering a NYer a pie from anywhere else in the country...

It's just different pizza from what you're used to.
There was a store near the mir that was making pies with a savory suace... but gave in to what actually sells, and changed the sauce to a sweet one.
Yes, you'll never confuse a Pizza uri pie with one fron ave J, or JII here with Perazio, or Pizza Shemesh/Extra Pizza with Cafe Napoli on M (Z"L) but they're all tasty and decent. (OK, except for PS/EP  :) )


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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #3936 on: May 28, 2023, 09:33:04 AM »
Try offering a NYer a pie from anywhere else in the country...

It's just different pizza from what you're used to.
There was a store near the mir that was making pies with a savory suace... but gave in to what actually sells, and changed the sauce to a sweet one.
Yes, you'll never confuse a Pizza uri pie with one fron ave J, or JII here with Perazio, or Pizza Shemesh/Extra Pizza with Cafe Napoli on M (Z"L) but they're all tasty and decent. (OK, except for PS/EP  :) )

It's not only the sauce. In the attempt to make it "mezonos" the dough is sweet. In general I find that Israelis have a tendency to like things much sweeter, and no appreciation for proper food flavors. The amount of sweetener (be it sugar or otherwise) that they put in their beverages is mind boggling. Even water or seltzer is commonly flavored.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #3937 on: May 28, 2023, 09:49:09 AM »
It's not only the sauce. In the attempt to make it "mezonos" the dough is sweet. In general I find that Israelis have a tendency to like things much sweeter, and no appreciation for proper food flavors. The amount of sweetener (be it sugar or otherwise) that they put in their beverages is mind boggling. Even water or seltzer is commonly flavored.
not sure we live in the same USA

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #3938 on: May 28, 2023, 09:55:28 AM »
Times have changed and you can get great mehadrin pizza in Israel from places like Anthony's and Craft now.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #3939 on: May 28, 2023, 10:14:26 AM »
Times have changed and you can get great mehadrin pizza in Israel from places like Anthony's and Craft now.

I would expect you to know by now what value I place on that word/adjective. Even if it were under a השגחה I would trust, JLM isn't the entire country. Some people actually go to Israel without setting foot in JLM the entire time they are there...
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