Don’t throw away your post-Sukkos etrog

21 Oct

“An etrog after Sukkos” is an old Yiddish metaphor meaning something or someone useless.

Don’t throw away yours.  Greeks make jam or preserves out of the peel.  Find a recipe on-line.  It’s really delicious with a sharper sheep’s milk cheese like graviera or manchego.

A welcoming sign of the expanding culinary borders of Neo-Greeks are the fruit preserves promoted at cheese counters of upscale supermarkets with suggested fruit-cheese pairings.  Perhaps one of the more annoying ticks of Greek gastronomic provincialism, the nausea-inducing response to sweet-savory combos — watch someone enragingly picking the currants out of your carefully prepared dolma — is passing away.

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