Shalom Life | September 27, 2014

Non-Jews Take "The Jewish Food Test" [VIDEO]

In a viral video, BuzzFeed assigns it to people who have never tried gefilte fish or matzo ball soup before

By: Caitlin Marceau

Published: September 26th, 2014 in News » World

If you weren’t raised on Jewish cuisine, then trying it for the first time can seem like a harrowing experience, something that a new viral video by Buzzfeed proves. In it, a group of non-Jewish Americans try traditional, albeit only Ashkenazi, dishes you’d find on someone’s table during Rosh Hashanah and other Jewish holidays.

Some of the dishes, like matzoh ball soup and the rugelach, were well received by the test group, composed primarily of hipsters. One sampling the matzoh ball soup even declared, “I would eat this all day. I would have sex with it.” Although the soup wasn’t as highly regarded as the rugelach (though it was utterly basic, and lacking even carrots or noodles), it still was a fan favourite out of the dishes sampled.

The gefilte fish was less pleasant for people who haven’t grown up with it. Poking and prodding the meal, repulsed faces, and unenthused reviews were some of things expressed during its tasting. However the real turn off was the chopped liver. While some people hated the taste, the look of it was too much for some of the people in the video. More than a few wouldn’t even try it.

Buzzfeed ends the video with a sampling of Manischewitz wine which, despite being overly sweet for some of the members, was enjoyed by all. One of them even exclaim, a little rosy cheeked, “I could get wasted off this at a nice Passover or bar mitzvah or Rosh Hashanah or something.”

You sure can. Watch below:

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