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Photos, Recipes & CookTales For Those Who Enjoy Cooking



A CookTale

July 14th is Bastille Day and also Cathie’s Birthday. A friend invited her to the Cucina restaurant in Woodstock to celebrate the event. Left to my own devices, I ventured back to my pre-teen years when every Bronx corner had a Kosher Delicatessen with a neon sign that proclaimed “Hebrew National”. Those were days before the advent of the huge box stores. Up and down the main streets were local mom and pop food stores run by a man-and-wife team with a Yiddish accent. As good as today’s packaged foods attempt to be, they can’t compare to what was then, or is it all a matter of what one wants to remember ?

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