Posts Tagged ‘ food ’

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 soup have in common? A rubbery mushroom known as Auricularia auricula-judae or Jew’s ear. The term “Jew’s ear” might make you feel funny, but it was not intended to be anti-Semitic. It’s more about the fact that these tasty mushrooms look a…

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Beyond Bubbie

March 28, 2013
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Where did your favorite Passover recipes come from? Whether they’re your own innovations or they came to…

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Star and Shamrock

November 21, 2012
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Some combinations are obvious: peanut butter and jelly, rock and roll, Bert and Ernie. Others…

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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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Meat Heart

May 8, 2012
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“God loves my hair,” writes Melissa Broder in “Ciao Manhattan,” a poem…

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A Self-Operating Napkin

May 7, 2012
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If you’ve ever seen a needlessly complicated contraption–take,…

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The Weirdest Passover Ever

April 6, 2012
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Here are a few of our favorite Passover-related…

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A Brief History of Gefilte Fish

February 10, 2012
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The #1 reason gefilte fish is served at Shabbat dinner tables these…

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Bagel Fever

November 16, 2011
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The bagel has long been a basic codifier of Askenazic Jewish identity.…

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Cowboys Love Manischewitz

September 13, 2011
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“There’s nothing so unusual about being a Jewish…

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