Plantain latkes at Chanukah. Arroz y habichuelas (rice and beans) regarding the Rosh Hashanah dining dining dining table close to Big Mama TillieвЂ™s roast brisket. Flan de queso crema (cream cheese custard) for Shavuot.
While those could be run-of-the-mill holiday that is jewish in a few areas of the entire world, it had been entirely uncommon in my own Ashkenazi upbringing in Silver Spring, Maryland. Of program, this is certainly before we came across Luis.
Seventeen years back, we dragged myself away from my settee within my apartment on Capitol Hill to visit an ongoing celebration in Ballston. Why? Because a pal said that a attractive Jewish man ended up being likely to be here.
I came across the Jewish man. Eh, he wasnвЂ™t for me personally. However the individual who actually impressed me ended up being their roommate, Luis, a Puerto Rican guy whom talked with humor and kindness in greatly accented English.