By ALAN GOCH
My favorite part of serving as this newspaper’s editor is having the opportunity to meet the people that live within the South Florida Jewish community.
For over a year, the COVID-19 health crisis caused a wedge between in-person engagement with our readers, but as more people are becoming fully vaccinated, once again I’m able to interact with the community beyond my desk.
My recent appearance as a guest on Susan Shovers’ “Cooking with Bubbe” show at the Vi at Aventura marked an early step toward normalcy for both me and the luxury senior community.
Shovers informed me that I was the show’s first guest from the outside world since the broadcasts began in April 2020. It’s understandable, with the senior population so vulnerable to infection from the disease.
Although the setting was a luxury high-rise condo in Aventura, and a world away from my long-departed grandmother’s old-world Brooklyn apartment, I immediately developed chemistry with “Bubbe,” and felt at home in her kitchen as we prepared and baked her apple strudel recipe.
As we schmoozed, I discovered her husband and I have the same first name, which helped set the friendly tone for the program.
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