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Christmas Lobster will be broadcast on WCAI & WNAN on Dec. 15, 04.
To be truthful, I haven?t cooked a Christmas dinner since 1994. That?s the year I boiled lobsters for my Jewish husband. Sam, being Sam, took one look at those red, naked crustaceans un-garnished on a white platter, leaking, and started to laugh. Lobster is a forbidden food in Judaism ? it?s traif - unkosher. I knew that but I was in a cranky, ba-hum-bug mood. Besides he loves lobster. So he poured us both a glass of wine and said a toast to his ?lovely, goyim wife?. Then he melted butter, cut up a lemon and with a sly look, suggested that I ought to put something green around the lobsters like parsley or holly. ?You know? he said ?for that festive, Christmas spirit.? Sam got me to smile despite that fact I was in a snit and in the midst of an emotional turmoil. He also knew that those boiled bodies were really the sacrificial incarnation of my disappointment about how we were celebratin...
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