Battle of the Briskets

Our temple, the New Shul, came up with a great idea for a fund raiser.  Battle of the Briskets.  Members participate and there are judges who decide on the best brisket as well as the peoples choice brisket.  Everyone gets a say, and most important, everybody gets to taste.  So, I entered my brisket, along with 14 other people.  It was really fun.  After all, brisket is a very personal thing particularly among the Jews.  Everyone has a family recipe and believes theirs is the best.

The judges were Ed Levine from Serious Eats, Gail Simmons from Food & Wine and Josh Newman from Heeb Magazine.  I tasted each brisket.Brisket_pans_2
Each were different.  Some more traditional, others had hints of cumin, others were more of a barbecue thing going on.

In the end, I was thrilled to come in second.  It was such a fun evening and am looking forward to doing it again next year, maybe next year the main course will be kugel.  Another Jewish dish that is cherished in every household.

Click on here for my recipe on brisket, and here for my kugel recipe.