In The Matzo Ball Diaries, professional and lay writers reveal funny, poignant, and pivotal moments that reveal the power of food to heal – or destroy. One young woman in Iran learns what plucking chickens has in common with hair removal of a new bride. A boy decides to give up certain Jewish foods to lose weight, but will he lose his Judaism as well? Another man begins a food franchise only to realize the impact he made on others. A heartbroken woman learns how to say goodbye to her mate when making a tomato omelet for him for the last time. The Braid creates the perfect recipe for a meaningful and enjoyable evening through these and other moving and humorous stories.