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“The best chopped liver this side of the Hudson” advertising the kosher caterer in Florence, Italy

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“The best chopped liver this side of the Hudson” advertising the kosher caterer in Florence, Italy http://moked.it/jewishflorence/kosher...

I'm sharing this because it puzzles me completely. Who is htis caterer hoping to attract? Italian Jews aren't Ashkenazi. Italy has some of the world's most wonderful food - and it ain't chopped liver.

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  1. If this webpage was targeted at Italian Jews I imagine it would be written in Italian. Since it's in English I imagine they are targeting English speaking tourists.

    1. The other thing is that Florence is on the same side of the Hudson as Manhattan and Brooklyn, two places that have a bit of a chopped liver tradition.

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      1. re: DeisCane

        I was thinking the same thing. It's the second time in the day that I've heard the phrase "other side of the Hudson" used to describe Europe(the first was a BBC TV show). It does seem odd because it ignores most of NYC, all of CT, MA, and RI, but I guess it most be a common expression in Europe(at least among English speakers).

        1. re: avitrek

          How is it different than "across the pond," a classic expression referring to Europe (England, specifically) being across the Atlantic Ocean?

          1. re: queenscook

            Because all of America is on the other side of the pond from England/Europe. But a significant chunk of the US (20m+ people) is on the same side of the Hudson.

            1. re: queenscook

              Precisely what DeisCane said. Queens for that matter is on the same side of the Hudson as Europe.