Food

Israeli wines produced in West Bank removed from Canadian stores

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) has ordered stores in the province to remove Israeli wines manufactured at two wineries of the West Bank from their shelves as they are labeled “Product of Israel” and not marked as “Product of the West Bank.”

According to a letter obtained by B’nai Brith...
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How to Make Labne Ice Cream

By SHANNON SARNA

(The Nosher via JTA) — Labne lovers rejoice — you can now enjoy you favorite yogurt dip as a dessert. If you love tangy, tart frozen yogurt, you are going to love this easy frozen dessert topped with tahini, silan (date honey), regular honey and/or crumbled halvah.

This...
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Compost Cookie Hamantaschen Recipe

By SHANNON SARNA

(Nosher via JTA) — If you’ve never made compost cookies, but you love desserts that are a little salty and a little sweet, this cookie (and hamantaschen) are for you. Do a quick Google search for “compost cookie” and you will come up with dozens of recipes. But...
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Michael Solomonov’s Turkish Coffee Ice Cream

By SHANNON SARNA (The Nosher via JTA) — I have long been a fan of chef Michael Solomonov, the Philadelphia-based, James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurant entrepreneur who is probably best known for his Israeli restaurant Zahav. In what is part memoir and part cookbook, Solomonov and his business partner and co-author Steven Cook,...
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Meet the young Jewish chef who made vegan food tasty — long before Beyonce made it cool

By LUCY COHEN BLATTER

NEW YORK (JTA) — There’s a buzzy new eatery on the corner of Bleecker and MacDougal streets in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. The restaurant, by CHLOE, is garnering consistently good reviews and attracting slews of young, hip diners. Recently it even hosted the launch of a lingerie-line...
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Chocolate Cranberry Challah Rolls with Citrus Sugar

By SHANNON SARNA

It’s almost Rosh Hashanah and so by my clock time for another sweet challah recipe for the New Year. And one of the easiest ways to make a sweet, crowd-pleasing challah is to add chocolate chips, of course.

Chocolate chip challah on its own is delicious and...
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Forget the agonizing, here’s an easy and elegant Rosh Hashanah menu

By SHANNON SARNA

NEW YORK (JTA) — We love to kvetch about how early or late Rosh Hashanah falls — as if we have any control or say when the holidays will appear. But this year, the Jewish New Year falls on the early side for us Americans, right after...
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Beyond the bagel: Breaking the fast with flair

By SHANNON SARNA

NEW YORK (JTA) — By the time the fast is over on Yom Kippur, the last thing you want to be doing is patchkeing in the kitchen to prepare lots of food. And as much as I can’t wait to shove a bagel and cream cheese with...
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Grilled Kofta with Eggplant and Tomatoes

By SAMANTHA FERRARO

(The Nosher via JTA) — “Ladies can grill too!” is what I thought while watching the men tend to the grill at one of my favorite Middle Eastern eateries recently. But after years of owning a charcoal grill and by default having the husband maintain it, I figured it...
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Pomegranate and Honey Glazed Chicken

By LIZ RUEVEN

(The Nosher via JTA) — Pomegranates, or rimonim in Hebrew, are one of the most recognizable and highly symbolic fruits in Jewish culture. Originating in Persia, these reddish, thick-skinned fruits (technically a berry) begin to appear in markets at the end of summer and are readily available...
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