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Iron Chef Cornell — Part 2

February 21, 2007

Last night I wrote about one of the CJL teams to take part in Iron Chef Cornell.  I should mention that the event was put together my Meredith (post), who has been planning this even for over a year.  Tonight I’ll mention the other CJL team, which while it didn’t contain any CJL residents, was made up of CJL members.  Since last night’s team was all guys … kind of weird for a cookoff … this other team, in true fashion, had three girls that actually knew how to cook.

The secret ingredient in their battle was, what other kosher food than matzoh.  They produced a wonderfully delicious matzoh brei.  While most of the team wanted to be recognized for their accomplishments, one particular member of the team wished to remain nameless … with a bag over her head.


For those unfamiliar with girls … they giggle .. a lot

 
Are there ever enough spices? Not in “Persia” 


Anonymous eh? 


Do you sense resentment from the guy’s team?


The mystery judge (Rina) 

Iron Chef Cornell — Part 2

February 21, 2007

Last night I wrote about one of the CJL teams to take part in Iron Chef Cornell.  I should mention that the event was put together my Meredith (post), who has been planning this even for over a year.  Tonight I’ll mention the other CJL team, which while it didn’t contain any CJL residents, was made up of CJL members.  Since last night’s team was all guys … kind of weird for a cookoff … this other team, in true fashion, had three girls that actually knew how to cook.

The secret ingredient in their battle was, what other kosher food than matzoh.  They produced a wonderfully delicious matzoh brei.  While most of the team wanted to be recognized for their accomplishments, one particular member of the team wished to remain nameless … with a bag over her head.


For those unfamiliar with girls … they giggle .. a lot

 
Are there ever enough spices? Not in “Persia” 


Anonymous eh? 


Do you sense resentment from the guy’s team?


The mystery judge (Rina) 

Pidyon Ha’ben

February 4, 2007

When the students were on “winter session” the Orthodox Rabbinical Couple here had their first child.  They named their new born son Be’eri, which is quite awkward for Americans to both look at and pronounce.  Names aside, the Jewish tradition teaches that a the first born must be redeemed from God.  This ceremony is a relatively rare ceremony as there are many instances that it is not performed.  Anyhow, it went off without a hitch, and in fact the coins that were used were quite old, from the 1870s, heirlooms in the Rabbi’s family.  And to top it all of, as with all other Jewish occasions, food was front and center … the meal followed.


The Rabbi holds Be’eri


The Rebbitzin carries Be’eri


The Rabbi’s father with Be’eri

Dancing in the KDH (aka 104 West!)

November 6, 2006

The Kosher Dining Hall, is situated right next to the CJL, and is directly attached to the CJL complex.  It was built about 20 years ago, and was recently taken over by Cornell Dining.

Whatever the historical case may be, there is obviously something interesting in the food, the drink or the air.  During dinner, the girls decided to put on a little performance.

NOTE (From left to right:) Elysia, Rachel, Meredith, Erica.

After being somewhat emotionally scarred for life, I snapped a picture of them doing the Macarena (with the song playing on their iPods in perfect synchronization).