Rhapsody in Schmaltz

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For many Jewish families, Passover is synonymous with suitcase-size bundles of matzo. This "Bread of Affliction," as it's called in Deuteronomy, is food for the brain but not the belly, says Michael Wex. He's the author of Born to Kvetch and now has a new book hot off the presses: Rhapsody in Schmaltz: Yiddish Food and Why We Can't Stop Eating It. Tune in to hear Wex discuss everything from artisanal matzo production to making matzo in 18 minutes or less.

Music: "The Ballad of El Goodo" by Big Star