But I want to focus on one lunch. This lunch consisted of fake sloppy joe meat, fake schwarma meat, and a selection of rolls and wraps. The fake meat wasn’t at all offensive; it was even pretty good, although the sloppy joes basically tasted like tomato sauce. But the decision to serve fake meat just called further attention to the fact that we weren’t eating the real thing. Even though the food tasted fine, the meal failed because the food tried to be something it wasn’t.
As Passover comes to a conclusion, I think I've done pretty well in avoiding Passover food that pretends to be something other than itself. You know you're in trouble when Matzah replaces four ingredients in the non-Passover recipe.