Panel Declares Jewish Knish Extinct

At an emergency meeting of the Yonah Schimmel Memorial Knish Cooperative in Lōdz, Poland, a statement was released stating that “despite the knish renaissance of the early 2000’s, the dough-covered snack is done.” With fillings of traditional potato or buckwheat groats aka kasha, or newer varieties with spinach, cheese or tofu, the knish was originally introduced to the U.S. around the year 1900 with the immigrant craze from Eastern Europe leading the way. Street vendors, butcher shops and dedicated knisheries sold the baked good to hungry ethnics wanting a taste of tradition. “It is a sad day for the knish but we wish continued success to the calzone, the Jamaican beef patty, la empañada and the samosa,” said a spokesperson who kindly acknowledged the knish’s competition through the years while removing what appeared to be a small bit of potato from his lower lip.

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Landmark knishery on NYC’s Lower East Side
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Traditional kasha variety of knish

Author: plutvak

Finally putting those thoughts down that had people scrunching their faces or quietly sneaking away but nonetheless made me laugh. So scrunch, sneak, laugh, enjoy.

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