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My Embarrassing Smart Fries Food Moment


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What’s your most embarrassing food moment?

Here’s mine, and I blush to tell it.

Last week, our product manager gave me a bunch of Smart Fries so I could try out the flavors in advance of my August Quick & Kosher Bites roundup. So I grab the bags, hop in the car, and begin my two-hour commute home. Now I never do this, but it was hot day and I decided that I’d feel cooler in a beret or a snood instead of the sheitel I was wearing. So I popped into a local store and bought something that was airy and comfortable, except that the way it hung down around my ears made me look like a medieval serf. The kind of thing I’d never wear in public, but hey, I’m just driving home.

Did I mention I hadn’t eaten lunch or dinner? So I rip open a bag of Smart Fries like a hungry animal, thinking I’ll try one, two, maybe three fries just to tide me over. Whoa! What a surprise. I thought they would taste like kid food, but I loved them. First, I tried Vinegar Splash. They were light, crisp, and salty. After salty, I needed sweet, so I tried Honey Mustard & Onion and it totally hit the mark. At the next red light, I rummaged around in the bag and found that I had Honey BBQ. Well, I just had to try those.

So I have three bags open and I’m pounding the Smart Fries with wild abandon. About 45 minutes into my trip, I hear an insistent series of beeps. I turn my head and see the CEO of Kosher.com coming up on my left. I’ve got a mouthful of fries, crumbs on my face, and an ugly shmatta on my head! I try to duck and hide my red face as he sails past, waving jovially.

I drove 20 miles an hour the rest of the trip home, careful not to catch up with him — so I could finish off those Smart Fries in peace.

What’s your most embarrassing food moment? You don’t have to use your real name here! Leave a comment and let’s get the discussion going. Please, don’t leave me all alone in this!

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Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




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