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March 06, 2007

Kugel Season: it bridges winter and spring

The Shmooze Club is preparing for the Second Annual Malka and Elimelech Kugelov Kugel-off. And we are equally excited that we can call this an annual event. It will be this Saturday at 2 p.m. at 507 Elm St.

To prepare the logistics for the event, the Shmooze board convened in 543 Church Apt. 4 to discuss the big event. Here is a rundown of the meeting notes.

Icebreaker: Best thing you met over Spring Break

Erick: Listening to a song about Myspace. That was great. I downloaded. It’s about a stalker guy that is stalking a girl on myspace., I feel like I could change the lyrics to facebook. The cab driver in Puerto Rico had it on a CD.

Rachel: I went to Minnesota and Chicago and Madison. We went sledding. In Chicago, we got $25 front row tickets to Wicked. Adam jumped onto a rock in Lake Michigan. We went to the Shedd Aquarium for three hours, we snuck into the marine mammal exhibition (pretty much scamming $20 per person).

Ari asked if Rachel saw an ugly fish, but she did saw a turle and a beluga whale.

Naomi: I met a chicken that lays green eggs, and I chased it. We did that in Lake Placid (not the site of the 1980 and 1932 Olympics, but the town in western Florida).

Ari: My favorite thing that I met were the cockroaches in an old man’s silverware drawer in Buenos Aires. I dumped out a drawerful of cockroaches and his granddaughter said in a sweet, joyous voice “oh, las cucarachas.”

Ian: I’m stealing Ari’s. That was my favorite. While attending the Las Madres protest on Thursday, Ari walked into the middle of a flock of pigeons. One of the pigeons flew onto his back, and I got a break picture of it, see the great picture on the side.

Kugel-off

Test your bubbe skills at the Second Annual Malka and Elimelech Kugelov kugel-off, which will be held this Saturday, March 10 @ 2 in the friendly confines of 507 Elm (I like to think of the kugel-off as the pinnacle of the Ann Arbor Jewish Food Competition Circuit [A2JF2C]). The competition will feature several different variations and interpretations of this most traditional of foods (If you witnessed last year's Po-Mo ice cream dessert kugel, you know exactly what I mean). While you are encouraged to enter a kugel, you are welcome to attend as a judge.

If you would like to enter a Kugel (read: please enter a Kugel), let me know and drop it off by Friday evening in a 9 x 13 or bundt pan to 507 Elm. All kugels must be milchig or pareve and cannot use toothpicks as part of the cooking or serving (this would ruin the integrity of the voting system). Include a name, any allergy-possible ingredients, and where the recipe came from. If you are interested in entering but do not have access to a kitchen, let me know and I can arrange something for you.

You do not have to be a University of Michigan student to enter a kugel. We invite any alumni or community member to prepare a 9 x 13 or bundt pan full of scrumptiousness.

Any questions and/or concerns should be handled by myself. We will refrigerate all entries and then reheat them before the competition. If you cannot bring a kugel, but would like to attend, palate cleansing food (ie. carrots, hummus, salad, crackers) would be greatly appreciated. Normal deadline applies.

Erick will not go on Saturday or publicize it on Facebook because he has too many tests next week.

Alumni and community members are allowed to enter, but some believe that they should not be granted full sufrage rights (maybe 1.5 toothpicks). In the end, the receive full voting rights.

Some people didn’t understand the toothpick voting system. Everyone gets three tooth picks at the door and puts them in the container next to their three favorite kugels.

Erick wants me to change the date for the kugel off (which was set two months ago) because he needs to read the Vindications of the Rights of Women

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Erick wants Ralph Williams again

Ari has not good professors

Ian wonders if Zvi Gittelman could win. There is general agreement that he could but he is hampered by a few key factors.

With the grades he gives, he will never get the award

Some don’t think that he will ever get it because his classes are so early (8:30!!)

Posted by irobi at March 6, 2007 11:59 PM

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