Food

This woman combines Jewish and Japanese cuisines, from gyoza kreplach soup to mochi latkes

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEIN

(JTA) —Kristin Eriko Posner recalls feeling torn right before she finalized her conversion to Judaism. Though she felt an affinity to the religion from a young age and was eager to embrace the faith of her now husband, she worried that converting would negate another important part...
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Had enough sweet stuff at the New Year? Here’s some savory for Succot.

By MEGAN WOLF

(JTA) — So much at the Jewish New Year is sweet — first fruits, honey, honey cake. By the time Succot rolls around, we’re often looking for something savory to offset it all

Regardless of the time of year, we have some favorites in...
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Hydrox, the original kosher sandwich cookie, is accusing Oreo of sabotage

By BEN SALES 

(JTA) — You know what Oreos are.

They’re two delicious chocolate cookies sandwiched around a creme filling. Oreos also come in Double Stuff, vanilla, birthday cake and pumpkin spice (really).

There is debate on how they should be eaten, but everyone knows they’re best when dunked in...
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OP-ED: Food critic Jonathan Gold had the chutzpah to take immigrant food seriously

By ROB ESHMAN

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — Jonathan Gold was more than a food writer. Every obituary will tell you that, and so would he.

“Food is a way to look at the world,” he told me once. “I mean, everybody eats.”

Gold, who died July 21 at the age of...
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You Can Make An Entenmann’s Danish at Home (And You’ll Never Look Back)

By SONYA SANFORD 

(The Nosher via JTA) – I grew up in a home where almost every meal was made from scratch. In retrospect, I’m grateful for the delicious healthy food I grew up eating, but at the time I coveted my friends’ fruit roll-ups, Capri Suns and Happy Meals....
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Nosher: Frozen Limonana: The Israeli slushie your summer needs

By CHAYA RAPPOPORT

(The Nosher via JTA) – Limonana is a classic Israeli drink that combines freshly squeezed lemon juice and mint leaves for a unique Israeli-style lemonade treat that’s beloved throughout the country.

Limonana is a combination of the Hebrew and Arabic words “limon” and “nana,” which mean lemon...
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No-Bake Strawberry Coconut Pie for Passover

By SONYA SANFORD 

(The Nosher via JTA) — I first tried raw vegan coconut cream pie years ago at Café Gratitude, one of the popular plant-based restaurants in Los Angeles. Café Gratitude is a quintessential healthy L.A. eatery. The menu features dishes with titles like “I am bountiful” and “I...
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Rachael Ray cooked Israeli food — and stirred up controversy

(JTA) — Are hummus, za’atar and cucumber salad Israeli foods?

Celebrity chef Rachael Ray said they are — and the floodgates of Middle Eastern conflict opened: Palestinians claimed the foods as their own and are accusing her of cultural erasure. Israelis thanked her and are accusing her critics of ignoring...
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Blue Crinkle Cookies Recipe for Chanukah

By RACHEL KOR 

(The Nosher via JTA) — In many homes, there is a tradition to bake Chanukah cookies this time of year. Whether it’s the sugar and butter mixing in the mixer, the blue and white sprinkles, or the festive menorah cookie cutters, there is something about cookie baking...
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Humble Moroccan doughnut is Israel’s Chanukah staple

By ANDREW TOBIN

TEL AVIV (JTA) – The sufganiyah is the plump, shining star of Chanukah in Israel.

During the holiday season, the famed jelly doughnut poses in the windows of cafés and bakeries across the country. It sparkles with oil and sugar, and shows just enough filling to keep...
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