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DJ Lil Ray: Jewish, Vegan, Loves Hip-Hop

DJ Lil Ray: Jewish, Vegan, Loves Hip-Hop
By December 1, 2009

DJ Lil Ray, aka Rachael Spiewak, got her start as a DJ last year. This Jewish vegan specializes in hip-hop and had a weekly gig at a Saturday night dance party called Radiotron in Atlanta. She recently moved to Brooklyn. … Read More

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The Debate: Eating Meat (or not) at the Hazon Food Conference

The Debate: Eating Meat (or not) at the Hazon Food Conference
By November 23, 2009

The Jew and The Carrot is Hazon’s blog about Jews, food and contemporary life.  According to their mission: “The blog has a diverse and inclusive community, where we welcome readers and volunteer writers from across the Jewish denominational spectrum, and … Read More

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Bravo Goes Kosher : Natalie Portman Swaps Prosciutto for Polenta

Bravo Goes Kosher : Natalie Portman Swaps Prosciutto for Polenta
By November 2, 2009

I am a huge fan of all things Bravo, but as a diehard foodie I cannot resist Top Chef. For its first couple of seasons, I sat on the couch in my parents’ Kosher home and imagined how buttery scallops … Read More

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Where Deli is Community

Where Deli is Community
By October 16, 2009

Once upon a time, the delicatessen was the third pole of Jewish American communal life. The other two were the synagogue, where people prayed twice daily, and the bathouse, shvitz, or mikveh, where the men and women gossiped, bathed, and … Read More

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The Tale of Mimi Chicken (AKA The Dish That Started It All)

The Tale of Mimi Chicken (AKA The Dish That Started It All)
By September 29, 2009

As I mentioned in my last post, I was never great in the kitchen. In fact, up until I moved in with my husband my cooking skills rarely ventured outside the realm of grilled chicken and salads. But having someone … Read More

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Top Chef, Top Scallop

Top Chef, Top Scallop
By August 21, 2009

I like food.  A lot.  Since my son’s initial appearance, my wife Amanda has been watching an intense amount of Food Network (great to watch in short bursts, when you don’t have the time or energy for a full show … Read More

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The Brisket King

The Brisket King
By October 6, 2008

If I had a brisket for every time I have heard “I’m interested in spirituality, not religion”, I’d be … um, The Brisket King, I guess. I never ate brisket growing up. I ate coq au vin, or greasy tinned … Read More

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Most Wanted: The Big, Bad Butchers and Bullies of Agriprocessors

Most Wanted: The Big, Bad Butchers and Bullies of Agriprocessors
By July 24, 2008

On May 12, 2008, 900 federal and state law enforcement personnel raided Agriprocessors, the country’s largest kosher slaughterhouse. They arrested almost 400 illegal alien workers and had outstanding warrants for hundreds more. On the day of the raid, more than … Read More

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