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borscht belt

The resort area of the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York once predominately patronized by American Jews. Borscht is a type of soup that originated in Eastern Europe. A lot of Jewish comedians got their start playing the Borscht Belt in upstate New York.
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I now am skimming and reading articles on dozens of news sites and technology journals, clicking on sources linked to by a blogger, and a whole lot more," Borsch says.
Borsch who was ten years old when the first atomic bomb fell on Japan has degrees from Princeton Oxford and the University of Birmingham (UK).
Such inflorescences have been described as globose heads, subglobose or short to elongate capitate or glomerate spikes by some authors (Standley, 1917; Meats, 1977; Eliasson, 1987; Henrickson, 1987; Borsch, 200l).
Writing (as an "Orientalist") in the early years of the twenty-first century, Borsch contrasts what he takes to be the entirely forward-looking and enlightened responses of the English landholding classes (no mention of the Church as holder of 20-25% of the land of England) to the demographic hemorrhages caused by the bubonic plague in and after 1348 / 49 with (2) the initiative-stifling responses made by the land-holders of Egypt, the Mamluk ruling elite.
BORSCH ELECTRIC YOUNG PLAYER-OF-THE-SEASON: Fabrice Muamba.
Borsch chose England and Egypt for their preplague similarities in population, agrarian dependency, centralization of government, and even their geographical status--England was an island and Egypt "functionally so since it was enveloped on three sides by desert and one by sea" (17).
Linda Perratt, the current occupant of Cree Lodge stables in Ayr where Angus formerly trained, said yesterday: "I trained three horses for Nigel - Balwearie, Borsch and Seafield Towers - and he was a great trainer, a first-class owner and a top-class guy in every shape and form.
Enjoy Russian cuisine, which goes well beyond borsch and caviar with blini; gastronomically, Moscow has become as sophisticated a capital as any in Europe.
But those old Politburo Cold warriors would choke on their borsch if they saw the kinky Young Communist Pioneer uniforms worn by the waitresses.
WellPoint is our top pick for 2005 given its defensive characteristics with relatively little exposure to the not-for-profit Blue Cross plans and achievable earnings with upside from merger-related expenses, included in 2005 operating earnings, that subside in 2006, as well as the potential for some further Blues consolidation,'' wrote Matthew Borsch, an analyst for Goldman Sachs, in a note to his clients.
Most of the Japanese seem to like Russian foods like borsch and belini, and we serve a lot of fish and rice because we know they like them.
Instead in amongst its pages are exotica such as goulash, lamb hot pot and borsch, the kind of things most students only see between term time when they're at home with their feet under their parents' table.