Posts Tagged ‘ food ’

The 6000-Year-Old Edible Discovery Tucked Into Masada

July 20, 2016
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When your country is located in the bosom of the Fertile Crescent–like, say, Israel–it’s sort of a given that you tend to be the first to a great discovery. Take barley, which you may remember from such hits as bread, cereal, and beer. Barley, it turns out, became the grain…

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Just in Time For International Hummus Day, Survey Finds Israelis are Really, Really Into Hummus

May 12, 2016
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Forget religion: The biggest point of contention among Israelis is where to get the best…

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A Candy Bar With a Jewish Identity Crisis

April 8, 2016
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A Candy Bar Identity Crisis With a Jewish Immigrant Backstory

Other than Hanukah gelt, there isn’t too much candy renowned for being Jewish. But Goldenberg’s…

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Meet Max Ries, Who Brought Edible Insects to 1940s Chicago

February 5, 2016
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There’s been a surge of interest in entomophagy,…

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Scan Your Snack With This Amazing Israeli Invention

September 21, 2015
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Scan Your Snack With This Amazing Israeli Invention

It used to be that x-ray vision was…

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The Incredible, Edible 7-Hour Sephardic Egg

August 10, 2015
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The Incredible, Edible 7-Hour Sephardic Egg

Despite the proliferation of hard-boiled egg methods, the…

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How Jews Changed Italian Cooking Forever

August 5, 2015
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How Jews Changed Italian Cooking Forever

While living in Spain, this writer presented her…

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Why This Weird Looking Mushroom is Called “Jew’s Ear”

May 14, 2015
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Why This Weird-Looking Mushroom is Called Jew's Ear

What do Judas Iscariot and hot and sour…

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Beyond Bubbie

March 28, 2013
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Where did your favorite Passover recipes come from? Whether they’re…

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Star and Shamrock

November 21, 2012
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Some combinations are obvious: peanut butter and jelly,…

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Reasons for Cholent

July 20, 2012
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Mark Kurlansky’s book Edible Stories (2010) is an indulgence for…

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Matzah-Flavored Beer

July 9, 2012
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During the holiday of Passover, many Jews eschew bread,…

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