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Q&A with Judy Bart Kancigor, Author of Cooking Jewish

Q&A with Judy Bart Kancigor, Author of Cooking Jewish
By December 10, 2007

What began as a family project has grown into a phenomenon: Judy Bart Kancigor set out in 1996 to preserve her many relatives' recipes for her (then unborn) grandchildren. Her first grandson, Jason, was about to enter the world, and … Read More

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The Friday 5: Top Jewish Breakfasts

The Friday 5: Top Jewish Breakfasts
By December 7, 2007

Breakfast. Mothers, nutritionists, and teachers alike tell us that it’s the most important meal of the day, and we Jews have a handful of unique breakfast dishes all our own. Have a killer recipe for one of the dishes listed? … Read More

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Just When You Think That Everybody Knows…

Just When You Think That Everybody Knows…
By December 4, 2007

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

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

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

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Just in Time for Hanukkah: Fried Foods Give You Cancer

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

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Israelis Becoming More…Health Conscious?

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

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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

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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

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