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jewish cochin food/the uniqueness of chowhound

howler | Feb 7, 2002 10:21 AM

there are twenty something jewish people left in cochin, a city in kerala that brags about having the oldest jewish synagogue in asia outside israel.

while that little factoid may or may not be true, it is indisputable that jewish settlers have been around for a long time, and were an important part of the pepper trade. with indian independence, the remaining small community upped and left for israel. whats left is it - and chowhound is about the only place on the web where you'll be able to discuss the cuisine of a soon to vanish branch of the diaspora.

i'm amazed.

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