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Just When You Think That Everybody Knows…

By December 4, 2007

…you come across something like this:   Hat Tip: Gothamist

Tuesday Taste Test: Humane Latkes (The Cluck Stops Here)

By December 4, 2007

  By now we've all read Steve Almond's A Very Osama Hanukkah, and some of us have even worked our way through Christopher Hitchens' scathing testimony on what he terms "tribal Jewish backwardness," wittily entitled Bah, Hanukkah, over at Slate. … Read More

Just in Time for Hanukkah: Fried Foods Give You Cancer

By December 4, 2007

Careful how many latkes you eat tonight, ladies (and Happy Hanukkah, too). A new Dutch study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, has shown that a carcinogenic chemical called acrylamide is produced in starchy foods that have … Read More

Israelis Becoming More…Health Conscious?

By December 3, 2007

Hard to believe, but the Manufacturers Association of Israel is predicting a drop in sufganiyot sales this Hanukkah. A new survey held by the MAI estimated that Hanukkah 2007 will see only 17.5 million sufganiyot sold – a 4% drop … Read More

The Friday 5: Top Jewish Food Remedies & Superstitions

The Friday 5: Top Jewish Food Remedies & Superstitions
By November 30, 2007

Kein ayin hora and knock on wood–we Jews have carried some old school superstitions with us throughout the diaspora, and many of them lead right into the kitchen. Here's how to save yourself from the common cold and the evil … Read More

Terrorists Aren’t the Only Ones Who Eat Falafel!!?

Terrorists Aren’t the Only Ones Who Eat Falafel!!?
By November 29, 2007

Here's the deal. A reporter named Jeff Stein wrote an article about how "the FBI sifted through customer data collected by San Francisco-area grocery stores in 2005 and 2006, hoping that sales records of Middle Eastern food would lead to … Read More

Having a Hanukkah Party? Ask Everyone to Bring a Can.

Having a Hanukkah Party? Ask Everyone to Bring a Can.
By November 29, 2007

So I'm planning my Hanukkah party for next weekend, putting together recipes and making grocery lists, when I come across this. It's an article about how hunger and gluttony exist side by side in our world, and it quickly pulls … Read More

Arabs Long for Israel’s Sandwiches

Arabs Long for Israel’s Sandwiches
By November 28, 2007

I was reminded of last year's Oscar-winning short West Bank Story when I stumbled upon this article today. Amidst the tense discussions at Tuesday's Middle East peace conference in Annapolis, Maryland, the Israeli diplomat noticed – and relished – the … Read More