from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal Excessively sentimental art or music.
- n. Informal Maudlin sentimentality.
- n. Liquid fat, especially chicken fat.
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- n. Liquid chickenfat.
- n. Excessively sentimental art or music.
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- n. (Yiddish) excessive sentimentality in art or music
If homemade schmaltz is unavailable, you can use Nyafat or Margarine if you want to keep it kosher parve or meat, but if not or for a dairy meal, use softened butter instead.
The difference between great sentimentalism like Yesterday, Hey Jude or Let it Be and schmaltz is subtle but huge and the talent to pull it off is very rare.
GROSS: Bobby Braddock, the word schmaltz is probably not a word that's used a lot in country music.
You could go totally pareve and not use any schmaltz, but I think schmaltz is integral to the flavor of latkes, and I tend to have them as an evening meal with other stuff.
But it might mean that sneaking the schmaltz is no longer necessary - that we can start embracing sentimentality again without worrying whether we should change our names and move to another town.
While MGM’s stuff reveled in schmaltz, Warners piled on the panache with a distinctly modern sensibility.
That schmaltz is a bug killer who smokes, they’ll all die of cancer before anyone would kill ‘em.
It's called schmaltz, people, and everybody's got their limit.
White House chefs will prepare Jewish participants 'family recipes, even rendering chicken fat-better known as schmaltz-for just the right matzo ball flavor.
White House chefs will prepare Jewish participants 'family recipes, even rendering chicken fat - better known as schmaltz - for just the right matzo ball flavor.