When my friend Penny from Boca Raton e-mailed yesterday and asked me to watch "A Taste of America" on the Travel channel tonight at 8 PM, I had no idea she would feature prominently in a matzoh ball cook-off, or that her rival would be the daughter-in-law of one of my college classmates.
The daughter-in-law, whose husband is the rabbi of the beautiful Boca Raton Synagogue, made her matzoh balls from scratch. Penny--gasp!--used a mix.
The judges--among them was the rabbi-- sampled matzoh balls identified only by letters.
Who said rabbis aren't brave?
And the winner?
Check it out for yourself tonight at 11 PM on the Travel channel (Channel 75, if you have Comcast), or at 5 PM this Friday.