Next, a first: I've never used the word machatonim (in-laws, but to the other in-laws in Yiddish, if that makes sense) in a story, and I used it in the lede. I don't know why that's so funny to me but it is, and it's another meet-cute story. Mazel tov to Avinoam and Masha!
Last, I met Laura Silver a few years ago at a food conference, and she told me she was working on a book about the knish. Who knew there was so much to write about?