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Hounds, how do you break your fasts? [moved from LA board]

pinpei | Sep 27, 2009 11:32 PM

Hello Hounds. In about 19 1/2 hours Yom Kippur will end and my family will eat its typical break fast meal. I'm always curious what other rituals other people have. Here's how my family breaks the fast...

We start with a stiff drink (at least the adults do). It can be a cocktail, but personally I prefer a few swallows of good whisky. We also serve orange juice for the children and non-drinkers.

Next is honey cake, rugelach and other sweets. There's nothing like spiking the blood sugar after a 24 hour fast.

Bring on the smoked fish! Now we dive into nova, smoked sturgeon and whitefish salad from Barney Greengrass. Of course there are bagels, schmear, tomatoes, onions, capers. We also have herring, egg salad and tuna salad. My family breaks its fast with a dairy meal, although we are far from a kosher family.

If that wasn't enough, next come the blintzes with sour cream or blueberry compote.

That's it. That's my family's break fast. Now I don't want to think about food until tomorrow night.

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