Jewish Food Tourney: #1 Matzah Ball Soup vs #8 Brisket

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Welcome to the Elite Eight (For your information, the NCAA stole that title from me). The first matchup is a pretty interesting one.

Why? Because while Matzah Ball Soup is the #1 Seed, it is actually only an appetizer for Shabbat dinner, whose main course is Brisket. The tension is building already.

Matzah Ball Soup destroyed #16 Haroset in the first round. Haroset is really the only part of the Seder I like, so I was hoping it would at least put up a good fight. I’m actually surprised that it got 25% of the vote.

Matzah Ball Soup is amazing. Sometimes people don’t put enough salt in it, but I don’t think that should tarnish its wonderful name and reputation. Also, I don’t get why sometimes people only serve one matzah ball. Matzah balls are not expensive to make. Why not make extra? Everyone loves them. Everyone.

Now #8 Brisket might be ranked a little low. I claimed that it was ranked this low because it isn’t necessarily a Jewish only food and that you can get away with serving it on Christmas.

People took issue with this. Just look at a note I recieved on my Facebook wall:

there’s absolutely no way any person has ever had brisket at christmas. ever. you made that up and in the process proved that the over/under on the amount of non-jewish friends you have is 3. And I’m taking the under.

I purposely left the sentences uncapitalized to portray my friend as dumb. How dare you question my Jewish food authority? And I have like 6 non-Jewish friends.

But perhaps he is right. After all, Brisket defeated Sufganiyot by an even larger margin than Matzah Ball Soup beat Haroset.

Voting will end tomorrow evening.

Posted on January 12, 2009

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9 thoughts on “Jewish Food Tourney: #1 Matzah Ball Soup vs #8 Brisket

  1. Jeremy Moses Post author

    Polldaddy currently isn’t working. If you have trouble voting, come back later.

  2. Jeremy Moses Post author


    That was probably the most intelligent thing anyone has ever said on the post threads.

  3. Ezekah

    Would yall consider Spice Cake to be a Jewish food? I wouldn’t have, but a short time ago I was discussing favorite foods with co-workers (all non-Jews) and none of them had ever heard of it.

  4. Jeremy Moses Post author

    I’d put it in the same category as Honey Cake. It’s just one of those generic cakes that your bubbie makes.

  5. josh_goldberg

    Not only is brisket amazing during the meal, but it is a great post-meal snack when playing shabbat board games. Does anyone simply eat chicken soup for a post-meal snack? NO!!!

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