Among the family recipes handed down to Milgrom is chuletas, the Spanish word for pork chops. Made from bread and milk, the dish is basically French toast that’s been fried in the shape of a pork chop and dressed up with tomato jam and pimentos. Crypto-Jews would have eaten it so that their Catholic neighbors and employees would not suspect they still kept their faith in secret.

Among the family recipes handed down to Milgrom is chuletas, the Spanish word for pork chops. Made from bread and milk, the dish is basically French toast that’s been fried in the shape of a pork chop and dressed up with tomato jam and pimentos. Crypto-Jews would have eaten it so that their Catholic neighbors and employees would not suspect they still kept their faith in secret.