(JTA) — Not even couscous is safe from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. For decades, Israelis and Palestinians have fought over land. They’ve fought over history. They’ve fought over holy sites and religious doctrine and water sources. Now, apparently, they’re fighting over the delicious grain dish that I always buy when I...
(JTA) — When India has a drought, hummus prices in Britain suffer. Insufficient rains in India have led to several years of a reduced chickpea harvest, The New York Times reported Thursday. Chickpeas are the main ingredient in hummus. India, the world’s largest chickpea producer, uses most of its yield for domestic consumption,...
(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....
Meat sushi is exactly what it sounds like - sushi that uses meat instead of fish. It's a new food trend that is making its way across the Jewish culinary world, but it's not a food that everyone is quite ready for because of the 6-hour commitment. Check out...
Kosher.com is coming up on its first birthday, so they obviously made the most incredible cake to celebrate. Watch the deliciousness come together in this clip from their YouTube channel. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5qkS_Ki0fE]
(The Nosher) There are so many wonderful Jewish foods to enjoy: sabich and pastrami, kubaneh and knishes, babka and bimuelos. But there’s also some seriously cringe-worthy traditional Jewish foods that still grace many holiday and Friday night dinner tables. Of course there is the argument to be made that one man’s gefilte fish jelly is another man’s caviar....
New York - Two days after his passing, Rabbi Zushe Yosef Blech, a leading figure in the world of kashrus, is being remembered as a prolific author, a well known rav hamachshir, an expert food scientist and a widely respected lecturer. A talmid of Baltimore’s Ner Israel Rabbinicial College who...
(The Nosher) A great non-dairy dessert can be hard to come by, and in my search for non-dairy baking ingredients that would give richness to pareve (containing neither meat nor dairy) baked goods, I recently fell in love with coconut milk yogurt. It looks like yogurt, its texture is...
(By Margie Pensak) Catching a red-eye flight back to JFK after a business meeting in L.A.? Landing in Newark at 5:50 a.m., after a 12-1/2 hour flight from visiting the grandkids in Israel? Leaving for LaGuardia too early to eat breakfast before going on that long-awaited Saint Martin Island vacation?...
PHO-MEN. That's the name of a pioneering new restaurant opening in Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood that is presented as the first ever authentic kosher Asian noodle house. Slated to formally open mid-February on Troy Avenue, it promises to bring authentic, traditional Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine to the kosher world, without the...
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...
A 2-Michelin-star chef just opened a chain of fast food restaurants in Israel, and he's breaking records while doing it! Check out the clip from ILTV below. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wjz2swLIQcI]
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...


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