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Food

  • Creators of The Gefilteria to present interactive demonstration on June 24 in Saratoga  Springs

    By jwadmin on June 20, 2018
    SARATOGA SPRINGS –Congregation Shaara Tfille  will host  a program entitled “The Gefilteria” on Sunday, June 24,  at 7 p.m. in at the synagogue, 84 Weibel Ave., Saratoga Springs.  Co-founder of The Gefilteria Liz Alpern will present an interactive demonstration as she prepares several dishes that highlight the seasonal, lighter side of Jewish cooking while discussing the history and origins of some […]
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  • Anthony Bourdain used food to bridge divides — even between Arabs and Jews

    By jwadmin on June 10, 2018
    By CHARLES DUNST NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Anthony Bourdain was quick —and often willing — to publicly offer his own flaws. “Until 44 years of age, I never had any kind of savings account,” Bourdain said in 2017. “[I] always owed money. I’d always been selfish and completely irresponsible.” Despite or maybe because of such flaws, Bourdain would stumble into fame, parlaying […]
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  • Cooking For Mom on Mother’s Day?

    By jwadmin on May 8, 2018
    Help the kids prepare a dessert for mom Taking mom out for brunch or dinner is a traditional way to celebrate her on Mother’s Day. But there’s another way that incorporates food, and it can be fun for the family as well as food for thought for the kids. In other words, when you involve the children in the meal […]
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  • Google Israel introduces app detecting your hummus preference — on April Fools’ Day

    By jwadmin on April 6, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) – Google Israel announced — on April 1 — an application that detects what kind of hummus its customers enjoy. “We’re extremely excited to share with you our latest Google Cloud groundbreaking technology: After enabling our customers to address senses through Speech & Vision API, we are now releasing a subset of Taste APIs starting with a dish […]
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  • Kosher supermarkets hate cleaning for Passover as much as you do—maybe more!

    By jwadmin on March 30, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Pomegranate, a gourmet kosher supermarket in Brooklyn, spends $75,000 every year getting its kitchen ready for Passover. Hungarian Kosher Foods, a supermarket in Chicago, starts clearing its aisles for Passover eight weeks ahead of the holiday. The week before Passover, at Zabar’s, a Jewish favorite on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, a staff of […]
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  • My Moroccan Passover traditions

    By jwadmin on March 28, 2018
    By NATASHA COOPER-BENISTY (My Jewish Learning via JTA) The seders of my adult life are quite different than those I experienced in my youth. The main reason for this is that I am married to a Moroccan Israeli who has rich traditions from which to draw. Early in our marriage, my husband experienced his first Ashkenazic seders at my parents’ […]
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  • Israeli food for thought: 33 percent of its eats goes to waste

    By jwadmin on March 21, 2018
    (JNS) – A new report presents, for the first time in Israel, a detailed model for the estimation of food loss in the retail and distribution sectors: in retail chains, open markets, local grocery stores and small retailers. Conspicuous Waste Leket Israel, in partnership with BDO, released its “Third National Report on Food Waste and Rescue in Israel” report at a recent […]
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  • Who made the hamantashen? A modern tale of fortuitous interaction

    By jwadmin on February 28, 2018
    By MARILYN SHAPIRO In May 2016, my husband Larry and I purchased tickets for a Flores de Mayo celebration sponsored by our community’s Filipino Club. I had met several of its members through my cardio ballroom dancing class, and they had hyped up the event for several weeks. “Lots of fun! Great music,” one of the organizers told me. “Just […]
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  • What really happened at the original Trefa Banquet

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2018
    By JONATHAN D. SARNA BOSTON (JTA) – In an article written for J: The Jewish News of Northern California and republished by JTA, David A.M. Wilensky describes with gusto the supposedly mouthwatering delicacies, including Peanut Butter Pie with Bacon and Pulled Pork Potato Kugel, consumed this month by “rabbis and foodies” at the Trefa Banquet 2.0 in San Francisco —complete with a communal […]
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  • Temple Gates plans program for those thirsty for Torah, “Torah-On-Tap”

    By jwadmin on January 17, 2018
    SCHENECTADY–Congregation Gates of Heaven has announced a new program, Torah-On-Tap, an opportunity to talk about Torah over beers and bagels with Rabbi Matt Cutler and Arnie Rotenberg, the congregation’s director of Jewish living. The program will be at the Schmaltz Brewing Company, 6 Fairchild Square, Clifton Park, on Sunday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. The program is free and open […]
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