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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Hummus Is In This Film

By On August 31, 2016

Where can you find the best hummus in the world, and understand what goes into it? Hummus! The Movie provides some answers while offering a fun and fascinating look at the cutthroat… Read More


The 6000-Year-Old Edible Discovery Tucked Into Masada

By On July 20, 2016

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… Read More


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

By On May 12, 2016

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… Read More

A Candy Bar Identity Crisis With a Jewish Immigrant Backstory

A Candy Bar With a Jewish Identity Crisis

By On April 8, 2016

Other than Hanukah gelt, there isn’t too much candy renowned for being Jewish. But Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews are one. Introduced in 1917 by the Goldenberg Candy Company as a protein-rich ration for… Read More

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

By On February 5, 2016

There’s been a surge of interest in entomophagy, the human consumption of insects. Eighty percent of the world’s population already does it. Even in Israel, a recent locust swarm got foodies salivating,… Read More

Scan Your Snack With This Amazing Israeli Invention

Scan Your Snack With This Amazing Israeli Invention

By On September 21, 2015

It used to be that x-ray vision was just for superheroes like Superman and Ultra Boy. But now thanks to Israeli tech start-up ConsumerPhysics, you, too, can look at that apple and… Read More

The Incredible, Edible 7-Hour Sephardic Egg

The Incredible, Edible 7-Hour Sephardic Egg

By On August 10, 2015

Despite the proliferation of hard-boiled egg methods, the essentials are all pretty much the same: place eggs in a saucepan, cover them with cool water, bring to a boil, cover and remove… Read More

How Jews Changed Italian Cooking Forever

How Jews Changed Italian Cooking Forever

By On August 5, 2015

While living in Spain, this writer presented her Spanish hosts with a cookbook illustrating the Jewish and Arab roots of Andalusian cooking. Particularly in Spain, land of jamón, it can be hard… Read More

Why This Weird-Looking Mushroom is Called Jew's Ear

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

By On May 14, 2015

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… Read More


Beyond Bubbie

By On March 28, 2013

Where did your favorite Passover recipes come from? Whether they’re your own innovations or they came to you on a stained recipe card, they probably come with good stories, too: the kugel that brought a… Read More


Star and Shamrock

By On November 21, 2012

Some combinations are obvious: peanut butter and jelly, rock and roll, Bert and Ernie. Others aren’t quite so apparent. Take, for instance, classic Ashkenazi Jewish cuisine and traditional Irish fare. Washington DC restaurateurs Jason… Read More


Reasons for Cholent

By On July 20, 2012

Mark Kurlansky’s book Edible Stories (2010) is an indulgence for book-nerds and foodies: It’s a collection of 16 interrelated stories, each named after (and starring) a certain kind of food. Most of the featured cuisine tends to… Read More

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