When someone says, "Oh, that’s too schmaltzy for me," they’re probably referring to something overly sentimental. That’s what the word has come to mean. But schmaltz is a Yiddish word for chicken fat.Schmaltz is also one of Nina Barrett’s kitchen phobias.
On Thursdays, Eight Forty-Eight presents the series Fear of Frying: Culinary Nightmares – in which various kitchen phobias are explored as well as how to get over them. For this installment, Nina Barrett takes on a dangerous assignment: She picks up a knife.
On Sunday, many will be celebrating Easter by decorating a few eggs. But there’s more to hard boiled eggs than tossing them in some hot water.Nina Barrett knows boiling the perfect egg can actually be intimidating.