Posts Tagged ‘ food ’

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 hummus. Everyone seems to have an opinion on the primo hummus spot. Starting at breakfast, lines form down the block at Abu Hasan in Jaffa. Visitors to Jerusalem are obligated to patronize Abu Shukri or…

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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, the human consumption of insects. Eighty percent…

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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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The Inspiration for ‘The Dictator’

May 11, 2012
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In his new film The Dictator, Sacha Baron Cohen plays “a…

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