Saturday, December 18, 2010

Bacon Loving BuJew

For those of you who don't already know, a BuJew is a confused or rebellious Jew that has veered slightly off the path of menorahs and dreidels towards the alluring spirituality of Buddhism. I once thought of myself as a BuJew, but have recently come to question that title. I come from a long line of mildly to extremely religious Jews that don't exactly sympathize with my interest in the Dalai Lama.

Growing up, my family kept kosher; which meant that I never had the joy of ordering a kid's meal at McDonalds, getting a pepperoni pizza at Domino's, or even eating skittles or gummi worms. By the time I was 16 I had already developed a somewhat rebellious interest in buddhism and Eastern religions, and as if my palette was not already restricted enough, I decided to become a vegetarian. This lasted for four years, until I had an epiphany just 6 months ago.

While mildly tipsy at my neighborhood bar I was struck by a sudden urge to try Bacon. For as long as I can remember, this delectable pig product has been number one on my list of un-kosher, non-vegetarian treats that I would REALLY like to try.

Without hesitation I took a nice big bite out of a chewy, crispy, delicious piece of bacon, and have never looked back. For the past 6 months and 7 days I have been on a never-ending palate adventure; trying all kinds of foods that I never knew existed. From the McRibb to Foie Gras, I am constantly on the search for new and exciting things to try.

Living in New Orleans makes this task quite easy, as strange delicacies such as pickled pig ears and alligator sausage are common place. Plus, I also happen to waitress at one of the fanciest, most delicious contemporary French restaurants in the city.... so this blog will feature a diverse conglomeration of cheap eats from dirty poboy shops and exquisite rare game meats from my lovely restaurant.

Aside from my love of food, traveling truly tickles fancy. Of course, the best part of traveling is tasting new and interesting cuisine! I unfortunately have not been out of the country since May, but I'm sure smatterings of my foreign food knowledge will leak onto the page at some point during this blogging.

This blog will follow my journey into the world of un-kosher deliciousness and decadence, both in food, cocktails, and much much more. But be forewarned, this blog is not for the faint of heart; I am willing to eat almost anything and everything... and that goes for drinks too! Enjoy!


  1. You are totally over the top! Very nice blog miss. Where do you put this food you size 0 waif?

    BTW, love the bacon border on the top!

  2. haha thanks! My uncle and I were trying to come up with possible .coms for it, I think my fav is, but his original idea was what do you think???

  3. I like it! I'm having a bit of trouble posting to your blog though... I think that I'm a bit cyber challenged though.

  4. I like hogs better though... although, one could get confused as to whether you're referring to the animal or its meat. :)

  5. how about