Eat the Bible in Brooklyn

Posted by Censor Librorum on Oct 18, 2007 | Categories: Lesbian in a Catholic Sort of Way

This month, in addition to its Autumn Menu, Miriam’s in Brooklyn is offering a “Bible Menu.” This menu is the brainchild of Miriam’s owner, Rafael Hasid. “When I was at the French Culinary Institute my final project was foods of the Bible,” he said. Hasid spent the last few months talking to rabbis and food scholars before developing the special menu.

“If the food is good, it’s probably not authentic,” warns NYU Hebrew and Judaic studies professor Daniel Fleming, “as far as we know spices were not used in food…it’s a pretty brutal picture, from an olfactory point of view.”

Too bad we don’t have a local CCL group anymore…going to Miriam’s for a dinner of Biblical food (sort of…via the French Culinary Institute!) would have been fun.

The “Ezekiel Bread” got a four “Burning Bush” rating; the “Stuffed Figs” three, and the “Jacob’s Stew” and “Eve Salad” both got rated a two and a half.

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