“I don’t even come here for knishes any more,” a gentleman I shared a table with at Knish Nosh said to me yesterday. “I come for her cooking,” he said of Chef Ana Vasilescu, who makes killer perogies among other specialties. I had come for a bowl of matzo ball soup.
“Better than my mother’s,” my new friend remarked of the classic Jewish restorative. “Mine too,” I thought, remembering that I don’t have a Jewish mother. Then I noticed two golden brown patties next to his soup. “Are those latke?” I asked. (more…)
A well-executed bowl of matzo ball soup comforts body and soul.
In these blustery bone-chilling days of early spring I like a good bowl of matzo bowl soup. Not only does it warm me up, Jewish penicillin helps ward off or cure a cold, as the case may be. My favorite place to get it is Knish Nosh in Forest Hills. I’m fortunate to have a purveyor of such light matzo balls around the corner from my house. Whatever the weather a bowl of soup, be it matzo or Thai tom leuat moo, is one of my favorite comfort foods. So here’s what I’m curious to know. What are your favorite comfort foods? Tell me in the comments or hit me on the Twitter, @JoeDiStefano.