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Trader Joe’s macaroon vs Jewish macaroon

Last week I ate a Trader Joe’s macaroon, and it was very delicious.

Today, I ate a macaroon that came in a can, and on the can it said “Kosher for Passover.” This macaroon was disgusting. Yuck!

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 12, 2017 at EST pm

Posted in Religion

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  1. We need to talk about what is going on with Bannon and what kind of role we want for Bannon in Trump’s admin.

    Here’s how I feel:

    1. I’m glad that Trump has made it clear that he is running the show and that Bannon isn’t some kind of Cheney/Rove pulling the strings behind the scenes. It is very important that Trump be seen as strong and in charge.

    2. On NeoGaf, somebody described Bannon as having the political maturity of the college freshman, and for once, I have to agree with those retards. Bannon is too much of an ideologue. He is a great ideas guy, but when it comes to nuts and bolts of government I feel much more comfortable with Preibus and Jared than with bomb thrower Bannon.

    3. Despite everything, I hope that Bannon stays on as part of the administration and I believe that he will.

    4. The Bannon stuff is distracting both the Left and Right from the ongoing destruction of the immigrant community. Remember that Left doesn’t hate Trump because of his isolationism, protectionism or desire for infrastructure spending; they hate him for his anti immigrant stuff because the Left sees the big picture in a way that the MAGA twitter alt right morons do not. Trump continues to build a deportation force and prototypes of the Wall are already being built. The only thing that has changed is that now this stuff is happening in the background and Trump is building support within the Party and I think eventually this will translate to larger support amongst the public as well.

    Keep something in mind: Obama didn’t make a big deal about the fact that he had thrown the US borders wide open, in fact he sought to, and succeeded, convince the public that he was actually *securing* the borders. Trump is taking a page from Obama’s book, acting like he is only deporting criminals while he quietly annihilates the immigrant community and focuses mainly on economic stuff, which is how you win people in the middle.

    Otis the Sweaty

    April 12, 2017 at EST pm

    • “The Bannon stuff is distracting both the Left and Right from the ongoing destruction of the immigrant community. ”

      Good.

      gothamette

      April 12, 2017 at EST pm

    • 1. I’m glad that Trump has made it clear that he is running the show and that Bannon isn’t some kind of Cheney/Rove pulling the strings behind the scenes. It is very important that Trump be seen as strong and in charge.

      Mickey Kaus thinks Trump defers too much to his son in law. Even created a twitter tag for it –

      https://twitter.com/hashtag/PresidentKushner?src=hash

      I agree. This rich kid has done nothing to deserve anything.

      Remember there’s more than Bannon. Don’t forget Seb Gorka and Michael Anton.

      They are important players and yet not drawing attention Bannon is getting.

      Important essay everyone here should read:

      The Flight 93 Election

      2016 is the Flight 93 election: charge the cockpit or you die. You may die anyway. You—or the leader of your party—may make it into the cockpit and not know how to fly or land the plane. There are no guarantees.

      Except one: if you don’t try, death is certain. To compound the metaphor: a Hillary Clinton presidency is Russian Roulette with a semi-auto. With Trump, at least you can spin the cylinder and take your chances.

      Rifleman

      April 13, 2017 at EST am

  2. Are you sure both were Macaroons? Macaroons are a coconut cookie that aren’t very good. Macarons, on the the other hand, are a meringue cookie that are quite delicious and Trader Joes frequently carries them. My ex-girlfriend used to make Macarons. They are really hard to make. I screwed up when I tried and I’m an excellent cook.

    PerezHBD

    April 12, 2017 at EST pm

    • I’m sure they were both macaroons. Except the Trade Joe’s macaroon was quite enjoyable to eat, while the kosher macaroon tasted burnt, hard, oversweet, with a slight unpleasant chemical taste to it.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      April 12, 2017 at EST pm

      • OK, then, how much did each one cost? I’ve been seeing macaroons in some of the pretentious French bakeries here on Florida’s Treasure Coast for $1.50 and up (for one cookie!)

        On the other hand, it wouldn’t be Passover without macaroons from a can (and gefilte fish from a jar). Today I got two cans for $1.68 each at WalMart, apparently in an effort to clear them out now that the holidays are winding down.

        sestamibi

        April 12, 2017 at EST pm

      • Wait, are we talking the French ones or the American version? Because even a bad French macaroon is still pretty good.

        Jesse

        April 13, 2017 at EST am

      • It seems some kosher bakery could easily whip up some delicious macaroons. A kosher bakery here in Houston is frequented by everyone not just Jews because their stuff is so good even though it is fairly expensive. Probably non kosher macaroons in a can aren’t much good either. Just 2¢

        no too late

        April 16, 2017 at EST pm

    • My wife makes the French macarons that are a real hassle to make but are oh so good. You can get decent ones at places like Whole Foods for two bucks a piece.

      Gozo

      April 12, 2017 at EST pm

    • Home made macaroons (with two O’s) are delicious. Macarons are an entirely different cookie.

      At last, a subject on which I am an expert.

      gothamette

      April 12, 2017 at EST pm

  3. Macaroon’s are extremely easy to make. Coconut shreds, sugar, egg. Mix, roll into balls, bake.

    That’s it, and they are super good.

    peterike

    April 12, 2017 at EST pm

  4. Can’t Jews do anything right in your book? And you call Bernie a self-hating Jew.

    (I agree with you about the canned Jewish macaroons. I make my own.)

    gothamette

    April 12, 2017 at EST pm

  5. WaPo has an article that while it looks like Bannon’s influence is waning, to the point that Bannon may even be pushed out altogether, Trump is quietly moving ahead building the infrastructure for the destruction of the immigrant community: https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/04/12/is-stephen-bannon-getting-pushed-out-the-latest-signs-point-to-yes/?utm_term=.5027234c25a6

    Otis the Sweaty

    April 12, 2017 at EST pm

    • I would prefer if you said “destruction of the ILLEGAL immigrant community,” because so far Trump has done nothing about legal immigration.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      April 12, 2017 at EST pm

      • The immigrant community has both a legal as well as an illegal component. The goal for everyone on this blog except for MikeCA, yourself included, is the destruction of the entirety of the immigrant community, not just the illegal portion. But Trump is wisely starting with the illegal portion.

        Otis the Sweaty

        April 12, 2017 at EST pm

      • I would like to deport the illegals, and stop the inflow of legals. Maybe reduce it to half a million a year. The DACA kids can stay if we can deport everyone else and drastically reduce legal immigration and eliminate H-1B visas.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        April 12, 2017 at EST pm

      • I also want to pay post 65 immigrants and their descendants to renounce their citizenship.

        Also you’re a total fool to think that Trump is doing any kind of a good job on immigration by any standard other than what Clinton would have done.

        Magnavox

        April 12, 2017 at EST pm

      • Also you’re a total fool to think that Trump is doing any kind of a good job on immigration by any standard other than what Clinton would have done.

        Two words – Jeff Sessions.

        Without Trump we would have Loretta Lynch doing nothing and no doubt Hillary and Paul Ryan and others would be working on amnesty legislation to legalize 15 million illegal aliens.

        That way they could “send a message” that “Trumpism” is “not who we are as a nation.”

        There would be all sorts of moralizing and bipartisanship on this issue.

        Trump is not ideal but his victory was epic and in some ways may have temporarily saved America.

        Rifleman

        April 13, 2017 at EST am

      • Trump has in fact actually done something about legal immigration too. The latest email I received from a tech recruiter says “Unfortunately, due to Trump’s hold on premium processing of H1 Visas, none of our clients will be willing to transfer a visa until the hold is lifted.” Great news.

        Logik

        April 13, 2017 at EST pm

  6. Otis, do the people at NeoGaf have an opinion about macaroons, macarons, and the ability of Jews to make either?

    Gozo

    April 12, 2017 at EST pm

  7. Was it Manischewitz macaroons? The same company that produces yucky matzoh.

    What do you expect, when you have a product that tries to pass off for the real thing, because you can’t have it for Passover?

    JS

    April 12, 2017 at EST pm

    • Hey, it’s not called the bread of affliction for nothing.

      sestamibi

      April 12, 2017 at EST pm

      • Was it Manischewitz macaroons? The same company that produces yucky matzoh.

        I grew up on their rye bread.

        Rifleman

        April 13, 2017 at EST am

    • No you’re doubly wrong. Manischewitz macaroons are very good for something that comes out of a can. And it’s ingredients aren’t any different from a regular macaroon. They don’t have milk like some macaroons do but neither do trader joe’s macaroons according to this: http://www.fooducate.com/app#!page=product&id=5BF7F492-9100-11E2-9B11-1231381A4CEA

      Magnavox

      April 13, 2017 at EST am

      • And why are macaroons a treat for Pesach? I see no significance or connection.

        JS

        April 13, 2017 at EST am

      • They contain no wheat flour.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        April 13, 2017 at EST am

      • The rule from a certain religion stating that one cannot eat a product that is good, and it contains flour, so let’s substitute it — I get your point about Judaism, and why you would not want to be associated with it.

        JS

        April 14, 2017 at EST am


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