Re: Potato Latkes...are you Litvak or Galitizianer? #galicia #lithuania


Jill Whitehead
 

All my family were Litvaks from NE Poland. When my mother made potato latkes they had nothing on them. We ate them as they came. My family would never put anything sweet on meals that were main course. Sweet things were reserved for puddings/desserts. 

This is rather like what you do with porridge. My mother as a Scot put salt on her porridge. English people put sugar on their porridge.  I do not like porridge, so never have it!

It surely depends on your taste what you do - and taste is genetically defined. I lack the gene for alcohol -  I do not enjoy its taste. But counter to that I love the taste of vinegar and also things like sprouts - which are also genetically defined. 23andme have these traits to test. 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK

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