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Malke's Secret Recipe: A Chanukah Story

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In the town of Chelm, Berel the shoemaker attempts to duplicate the secret recipe of Malke's potato pancakes, but his wife's interference makes his plan go awry.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 1st 1989 by Kar-Ben Publishing
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Jacob
Oct 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite books on software engineering, and the practical implementation of machine learning.


What?


Okay, okay. I'll explain. Fundamentally, this is a story about the dangers of compromising your data based on your preconceptions, and the stubbornness of your stakeholders. The have a good new recipe, but they insist that their latkes can never work if things are done according to this weird plan... So what if we just bring in a bit of our traditions? Why would you use scallions,
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Sarah
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Always a favorite Hanukkah story.
Cheryl
Jun 25, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommended to Cheryl by: El Paso Public Library
Humorous telling of the efforts to copy a secret recipe and how it goes awry. Simple, colorful illustrations fit the text. The author's explanation about the two Chelms and the story of Hannukah were included along with the 'secret' recipe.
Bunny
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my family's favorite Hanukkah stories, and we make Malka's latkes every year. Not only is it a fun story, it really illustrates how we can be so blinded by our own conceptions of things we can't even see that we are prejudging. The latkes are really good, too.
Miss Kious
Dec 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
A jealous latke-maker, a man who wants the secret recipe, his foolish attempt to steal her recipe, while not realizing that he makes them totally wrong.
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