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WATCH: Non-Jews Eat Jewish Food for the First Time, Again

Jewish comedian Meir Kalmanson puts his own spin on a BuzzFeed segment, called "The Ultimate Chasidic Food Taste Test"

By: Jonathan Dick

Published: May 8th, 2015 in Culture » Food » News

Photo: Screenshot from Meir Kalmanson’s ‘Food Taste’ challenge

Credit: YouTube


There is no better way to experience someone else’s culture, than by diving into that culture’s most unique and representative food. Naturally, as we are human beings living in the 21st century, the rule of thumb tends to be that “if you haven’t publicized your experience on social media/internet, then you probably didn’t do it.”

In terms of taste-testing videos, BuzzFeed has digitally paved the way in recent years and has spearheaded the film-and-upload-your-experience movement.

In fact, it was only a matter of time before Buzzfeed uploaded a video of non-Jews trying Jewish food for the first time. While this video was assuredly hilarious and actually quite eye-opening, Buzzfeed appeared to fall a little short. For example, where was the chollent?!

Well, luckily a more authentic and stomach-churning video of non-Jews eating Jewish food has finally been created. As Heeb Magazine reports, from the mind of the bearded and Jewish Meir Kalmanson, a man who has graced the internet with a video of himself high-fiving random New Yorkers, and dance-daring behind strangers in Jerusalem, comes a new video that revels and rebels in its authenticity.

Kalmanson’s video features all of the classics that any well-experienced Jewish palate would recognize. From schmaltz herring to yerushalmi kugel, this video is chockfull of yiddishkeit.

So, the real question is: would you like a side of grieven with those fries?

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