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The Melting Pot

Marlene Adler Marks

My Thanksgiving column a few weeks ago was about pumpkin pie, the sine qua non of non-Jewish desserts. In passing, Imentioned mincemeat, which I had never seen nor tasted but felt certain was the Maginot line separating "us" from "them." Spam, lacedwith lard and pieces of raw tongue, is what I imagined it to be. Turns out, I had stumbled upon a widely sharedethnic blind spot.

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