The Chanukah goose tradition goes as far back in time as the Christmas goose, but is largely forgotten today because many home cooks fear the fat and the perceived tedious work of pricking the bird as it roasts.
Why do some of the most respected chefs in the area devote a Sunday afternoon to flipping latkes for a community event, especially when most of them don't even offer the Chanukah classic on their regular menus?
Bob explores the local food scene and cultural imperatives behind Jewish delicacies for the Exponent's Philacatessen blog.
After a career in corporate public relations and, before that, reporting and editing for daily and weekly newspapers, he enjoys retirement by scouring farmers markets, the Reading Terminal Market, and the best bakeries, delis, specialty food shops and ethnic markets he can find throughout the region.
Outside of his contributions to Philacatessen, since 2006 has been posting his Roberts Market Report, a blog devoted to area farmers markets.
When he’s not thinking about, writing about, buying, cooking or consuming good things to eat, he’s sitting on his Fairmount stoop trying to bring down real estate values.