Dan Barber article: Why Is This Matzo Different From All Other Matzos? An unintended side effect of kosher law: better tasting food

Fascinating read…

Why Is This Matzo Different From All Other Matzos? An unintended side effect of kosher law: better tasting food.
New York Times April 15, 2016

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So a famous chef discovered shmurah matzah, something that Orthodox Jews have been eating for millennia. Does this mean the foodies will now try to buy up the limited supply at grossly inflated prices and subsequently discover something else Orthodox Jews have know for millennia? That shmurah matzah is frequently burnt, tastes worse than the box it’s packed in, and generally sucks as bad as conventional matzah? I found the piece more laughable than fascinating.

At anywhere from $20-$30 per lb for flour & water baked in only 18 minutes, it seems the price is already grossly inflated.

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