Across the country today, under the byline of AP writers Frank Eltman and Verena Dobnik, newspaper readers are catching up to some unfortunate food news.

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A late September fire at Gabila Food Products Inc. in Copiague, NY on Long Island has decimated the supply side of knish economics. The 92-year-old manufacturer typically sells about 15 million knishes a year:

Kvetching has been going on at delis, diners, food carts and groceries since the six-week-long shortage began, but lovers of the square, fried, doughy pillows of pureed potatoes may not have to go without much longer. The factory promises an end to the knish crunch by Thanksgiving, which coincides with the start of Hanukkah.

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