Some readers may remember the great gefilte-fish-off that made this here Shallot a hit with blog-reading lovers of my grandmother's claim to fame. Well, the high holidays are now over, and tons of young Jewish writers and editors are fronting new Jewish cuisine blogs. So, as far as I'm concerned, it's the perfect time to introduce Shallot readers to schmaltz (rendered chicken fat; sorry Mr. Diagram bird), courtesy of Tammy, Shallot's gefilte queen and master of all Semitic culinary endeavors worth review. See Tammy's brand-new "How To Make Schmaltz (and What to do With Afterwards)"--there are many reasons to indulge as you will soon learn. And don't forget Tammy's warning: "Schmaltz is grandma's way of saying, 'I miss you. Come visit...But don't overindulge unless you really want to visit grandma in the hereafter!'"