Learn how to speak in deli terminology. Yiddish definitions and whit-isms by Joe and Rhoda will add some spice to your everyday conversation! Whether you're Jewish or not, you may be wondering what we mean when you hear us say:
Bagel Joe - The Boss.
Bagelette - A baby bagel.
Blintz -A crepe.
Brisket Knish - Homemade brisket filled pastry dough. Featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives!! Guy loved the brisket. See also the matzo ball soup and kishka.
Bubbie - Grandmother.
Bupkis - Nada, nothing or as your friends say, "He's not worth bupkis!"
Challah - Braided egg bread.
Chicken Soup with matzo balls -Jewish penicillin. Featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. This is the real medicine to cure what ails you. Like Bubbe said, "It might not help, but it couldn't hurt!"
Chutzpah - A lotta noive (nerve for those who don't live in The City).
Fresser - a good eater.
Gefilte Fish - It's fish. And it used to swim. That's about all we know.
Gribenes -Bits of fried chicken skin. A delicacy to those who know, and you know who you are.
Guy Fieri - Food Network host of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and friend of The Bagel Deli. Thanks Guy!!
Horseradish - Jewish salsa.
Kasha - Buckwheat
Kishke - Kinda like stuffing. Guy Fieri from Diners, Drive-ins and Dives thought it was like a matzo ball gone wild!! He gets a kick out of kishke.
Kreplach -Jewish won-ton.
Kugel - Noodles with things.
Kvetch - Whine (and we all know The Bagel is a no kvetching zone)
Latke - A potato pancake, served with sour cream & applesauce.
Lox - Sunday's breakfast of smoked salmon.
Mandel Bread - Jewish biscotti.
Maven - An expert
Mensch - A good person.
Meshugah - Crazy
Nosh - A little bite to eat. No calories cause it's just a nosh.
Nu? - New (So what's up?)
Oy - Oy
Pate - Chopped Liver at a fancy party
Pletzel - Flat onion bread.
Prake - Stuffed cabbage.
Rugelach - Mini strudel.
Sailor on Shore Duty - Corned beef sandwich (In WWII, Seabees were sailors that did repairs...get it Seabee=CB)
Schmaltz -Cooking fat.
Schmear -Spread on a bagel.
Schmooze - Talk, talk, talk.
Schnorrer - A beggar, someone who takes advantage
Shlep - To carry or drag, even yourself - "Let's shlep to the mall."
Tochis - Rear end (butt)
Tsuris - Trouble
Zaidy - Grandfather