Charles Entenmann wasn't Jewish. - but Jews saw his cakes and cookies as part of the family
March 18, 2022
(New York Jewish Week via JTA) - Nothing seemed so Jewish as a box of Entenmann's cake or cookies.
"All of the Jews I know bought Entenmann's," wrote Nancy Kalikow Maxwell, in her 2019 book "Typically Jewish."
The bakery earned a place in Tablet magazine's list of "100 Most Jewish Foods," with an essay by TV producer and foodie Phil Rosenthal singing the praises of their chocolate-covered donuts.
Jodi Luber, who runs a Jewish food site, once wrote that, "When someone opened up an Entenmann's cake, a knife went into the box and didn't come out until the cake had died."
And yet, the family th...