Eating Christmas

Kim Porter Tries Manischewitz for the First Time, and Narrowly Avoids a Latke Fire

Ah, the holidays. Christmas is all about love, sharing, sweetness and light -- and keeping the antacids handy. In keeping with the spirit of the season, Chow Bella presents "Eating Christmas," in which some of our favorite writers nosh on the real lessons we learn this time of year. Today, we begin with a tale not of Christmas, but Hanukkah. Trust us, you'll enjoy it.

Please join us Wednesday, December 12 at 7 p.m. at Crescent Ballroom, as we present Chow Bella's first-ever public reading, featuring several entries from the "Eating Christmas" series, read by the authors, including Kim Porter.

See also: - Eating Christmas: Robrt Pela, Kim Porter and Others Read at Crescent Ballroom - Six Ways to Celebrate Hanukkah in Metro Phoenix My friend Lisa and I stand on Estelle's porch between two precarious towers of unread newspapers. "Oh, no. I had an Uncle who was a hoarder," Lisa says, "I hope she's not a hoarder," and she presses the doorbell.

"Wait. She's not related to you?" I ask, still unclear how she knows this old lady.

Lisa shakes her head, "She shops at my store. I think she thinks I'm Jewish."

"But, you say she's like Maude from Harold and Maude, right?" I say, picturing the two braids that feisty Ruth Gordon wore pinned atop her head.

"Well . . ." she fumbles to clarify. "I meant, she's eccentric."

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