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Mar 23, 2014 01:02 PM
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“The best chopped liver this side of the Hudson” advertising the kosher caterer in Florence, Italy

“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.