There is much ado about nothings
by Linda Matchan
Boston Globe, September 16, 2009
I grew up in Winnipeg, Canada, where there was a large Jewish population and where Jewish cuisine has a lot of peculiarities. The appetizer called “unclepasto,’’ for example – a quirky variant of “antipasto,’’ contains scalded tuna, whatever that is. Sandwiches are stuffed with pink cream cheese. A gooey triple-layered cake called a “shmoo torte’’ shows up at every Bar Mitzvah.