We attended an incredibly fun event today at the New Shul in NYC - the "Battle of the Briskets" a brisket bake off! Members of the shul were invited to enter their brisket into the contest - and lucky us, we got to try all of them. The judges included Gail Simmons (who we spoke to afterwards and was really, really lovely), a judge on the show “Top Chef”; Joshua Neuman, publisher of Heeb Magazine; and food writer Ed Levine. One of our favorites was the "Jewritos Brisket" served shredded in taco cups with fillings. The winning recipe was the "Cranberry Brisket" by New Shul member Cathy Gins. Needless to say, we are completely stuffed.