About Leah Koenig

Leah Koenig is the Editor-in-Chief of The Jew and the Carrot: Hazon's Blog on Jews, Food, and Contemporary Life (www.jcarrot.org) She is also a freelance writer living in Brooklyn (as far as she knows, she's the only one.) She loves shopping at the farmers' market, braised greens, and a good, stinky cheese.

Apples sans honey?

Apples sans honey?
By August 13, 2007

Honeybees are mysterious creatures.  I remember sitting in freshman biology watching my rapt professor demonstrate the “waggle dance” – a buzzing rhumba that foraging bees use to communicate the location of nearby food sources to other hive members.  It embarrassed … Read More

Man Oh Manischewitz

By August 13, 2007

From their super sweet wine to their kugel-ready egg noodles, Manischewitz is likely the most recognizable kosher food brand out there, not to mention the hipster Jew's drink of choice. As a self-respecting foodie, I would never choose their wine … Read More

The Hottest Yid in the Kitchen

The Hottest Yid in the Kitchen
By August 13, 2007

Last year, Heeb Magazine's Food Issue declared England's half Jewish "domestic goddess," Nigella Lawson, the hottest yid in the kitchen. Honestly, I think they could have done better. With her zaftig, old-world body and tantalizing frosted cupcakes, Ms. Lawson is … Read More