Judy Gold: Challah, stuffed cabbage, chocolate pudding

Comedian Judy Gold’s email signature reads “Sent while thinking about my next meal”…but what about her last meal?! A stand-up comic for nearly 40 years, Judy won two Emmy’s for writing and producing The Rosie O’Donnell Show, has countless TV acting credits and, the highest honor of all, a bagel sandwich named after her at New York City’s famous, and now defunct, Carnegie Deli.

When describing her last meal, Judy speaks passionately, occasionally emitting a guttural moan of pleasure at the mere thought of one of her favorite foods. She craves a procession of comforting and sentimental dishes she grew up eating in her mother’s New Jersey kitchen. Judy was raised kosher, but as an adult she’s slowly welcomed forbidden foods like shellfish and bacon onto her plate.

To properly explain kosher law, host Rachel Belle welcomes Rabbi Menachen Genack to the show. He’s the CEO of OU Kosher, the world’s oldest and largest kosher certification agency, responsible for giving products like Heinz Ketchup and Coca Cola the official kosher stamp of approval.  

Listen to Judy Gold’s podcast KILL ME NOW — Rachel Belle is her latest guest!

If you’re looking for yet another reason to cook during quarantine, join the Your Last Meal Quarantine Cooking Club on Rachel’s Instagram page! Each week we all cook a dish inspired by the last meal of a past guest. Week One we made spaghetti and marinara inspired by fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, week two was mac & cheese, the last meal of “Little Women” director Greta Gerwig & celebrity librarian Nancy Pearl. What’s cooking this week? Follow along on Instagram!

Published: Thursday April 09, 2020
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