NEW YORK (JTA) — Pomegranate, a gourmet kosher supermarket in Brooklyn, spends $75,000 every year getting its kitchen ready for Passover. Hungarian Kosher Foods, a supermarket in Chicago, starts clearing its aisles for Passover eight weeks ahead of the holiday. The week before Passover, at Zabar’s, a Jewish favorite on Manhattan’s...
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Sebastian Maniscalco is an American-Italian stand-up comedian. He attended his first Passover seder one year and was quite surprised when they started handing out "reading material" instead of starting the meal. And when they did finally start the meal, they gave out little pieces of celery and crackers! Where's...
ENSCHEDE, Netherlands (JTA) — For most matzah bakeries, Passover is their lifeline and only claim to financial viability. After the weeklong holiday, during which Jews are commanded to consume matzah to commemorate their ancestors’ hurried flight out of Egypt, demand for the famously tasteless cracker drops sharply. Except, that is, in the...
Cauliflower Potato Kugel will change the way you think about kugel. Half the fat, half the cal's and... hubby approved. Cauliflower adds nutrition and flavor to create the ultimate side dish for your Passover Seder.
(The Nosher) Everyone loves cookies, and we Jews are no different. Our cookies are diverse, originating from all over the world. But there’s no question: they are all delicious. Here’s our official ranking of Jewish cookies based on taste testing, research, and of course, feedback from our readers.   Rugelach Rugelach are...
Here she is making Hamantaschen for Purim at Lehamim Bakery מאפיית לחמים with Uri Scheft, co-owner of Lehamim Bakery מאפיית לחמים TLV and Breads Bakery NYC!
(The Nosher) Nutty and slightly spicy, poppy seeds are one of the traditional foods for the feast of Purim. They are also a beloved flavoring for dishes, both sweet and savory, throughout Central Europe. Yet we rarely think to cook or bake with poppy seeds here in the United States....
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israelis love their tomatoes. They eat them whole, sliced, diced and cooked. Nearly half of Israelis, in a survey taken a couple years ago, said tomato is their favorite vegetable (okay, it’s technically a fruit, but never mind), and that they eat it almost every day. Many of them...
The Center for Disease Control is investigating an E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce that has sickened at least 58 people in the U.S. and Canada. People in 13 states, including New York and Connecticut, have been infected. So far, five people have been hospitalized in the U.S. Officials said one...
(The Nosher) It’s a bit of cliche with a whole lot of truth behind it: Jews love eating Chinese food on Christmas and Christmas Eve. The story of why Jews in America stereotypically enjoy Chinese food on Christmas began, like so many American Jewish stories, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Jewish...
(Kveller) I love making latkes. But I loathe grating potatoes and cleaning the food processor and making a starchy mess in the kitchen. And I bet you do, too. For those who want to fry up some latkes but cut out a few steps, I have got such the hack for...
TEL AVIV (JTA) – The sufganiyah is the plump, shining star of Hanukkah in Israel. During the holiday season, the famed jelly doughnut poses in the windows of cafés and bakeries across the country. It sparkles with oil and sugar, and shows just enough filling to keep fans interested. Every year,...
(The Nosher) The time has come for the sacred tradition of frying latkes for Hanukkah. But wait — before you break out your oil and frying pan, make sure you aren’t making any rookie mistakes. But First, Put On An Apron Your clothes may get splattered, so wear something you don’t mind...
It can be tough to figure out the best hostess gift or gift in general over the course of the long holiday season. So I pulled together some delicious gift ideas for the food lover in your life. And if I’m being honest, I would take one of each of...
Kosherfest in Secaucus, N.J., is the world’s largest kosher trade show, Nov. 14, 2017. (Josefin Dolsten) SECAUCUS, N.J. (JTA) — “Caution: Meat and dairy sampling on show floor,” read a sign at the entrance to Meadowlands Exposition Center. That may seem like an unusual warning outside a convention center, but to...


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