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Ultra-Kosher Energy Drink for the Ultra-Orthodox Rock Star

Ultra-Kosher Energy Drink for the Ultra-Orthodox Rock Star
By November 2, 2007

Paging Matisyahu, paging Matisyahu. Your energy drink has arrived. Before we get started, I just need to say: They should have called it ULTRA. I mean, come on. It's an ultra-kosher energy drink made specifically with the ultra-orthodox in mind. … Read More

Q&A With Katie of Don’t Eat Off the Sidewalk

Q&A With Katie of Don’t Eat Off the Sidewalk
By October 29, 2007

  Meet Katie, the creator of Don't Eat Off The Sidewalk, a vegan zine and counterpart website that has taken the cooking world by storm. Full of "simple recipes for complicated vegans," DEOTS is a testament to the creativity, community, … Read More

Shechitah vs. PETA

Shechitah vs. PETA
By October 26, 2007

I stumbled upon an article today that concerned itself with what it called "Shechitah vs. PETA"–in other words, the conflict that exists between animal-rights advocates and proponents of kosher slaughter. It reminded me of why I'm both proud of and … Read More

Forget FaceBook, it’s All About TasteBook

Forget FaceBook, it’s All About TasteBook
By October 24, 2007

Rejoice in thy recipes, for TasteBook has launched! The beta site offers users a place to find, store, and organize recipes, but that's not all: Also available is the opportunity to self-publish your own customized, hardcover cookbooks. TasteBook has two … Read More

Something Fishy: Antisemitism or Just an Unbearable Stink?

Something Fishy: Antisemitism or Just an Unbearable Stink?
By October 23, 2007

It's a simple fact of life: If you're not partaking in the meal, other people's fish smells bad.  Not always, but often.  There are other foods in the "if you're not eating them, they stink" category, for example cauliflower, which … Read More

Nestle and Osem, Sitting in a Tree, K-I-L-L-I-N-G

Nestle and Osem, Sitting in a Tree, K-I-L-L-I-N-G
By October 23, 2007

It was kind of a bummer when Nestle acquired a majority stake in Osem, back in the mid 1990s. Not because I'm some purist, or anti-corporations, but because Nestle is one of the worst. The company is guilty of everything … Read More

The Friday 5: Top Jewish Desserts

The Friday 5: Top Jewish Desserts
By October 19, 2007

Welcome to The Friday 5, where each week, we’ll offer up a 100% unscientifically compiled Top 5 list of Jewish culinary treats, meats, feats…you get the picture. Topics will range from the best desserts to kosher kitchen faux pas, so … Read More

Q&A With Vegan Cookbook Guru Sarah Kramer

Q&A With Vegan Cookbook Guru Sarah Kramer
By October 15, 2007

  Sarah Kramer's career as a lauded vegan cookbook author began by accident when, in 1996, she and her friend Tanya Barnard designed and printed a small 50-page cookbook to give out as holiday gifts. The feedback they received from … Read More