Tuesday, September 22nd 2020   |

Food

Gladys Bourdain, who helped launch her chef son’s celebrated career, dies at 85

(JTA) — Gladys Bourdain, who convinced an editor to publish the first article written by her chef son Anthony, has died.

Bourdain died in hospice on Friday in the Bronx, New York. She was 85.

She worked for nearly 25 years as a copy editor at the New York Times beginning in 1984, “developing a reputation as a strict grammarian on the culture and metropolitan desks,” according to an obituary...

Chef Michael Solomonov is helping to build a culinary school in Israel

NEW YORK (JTA) — Michael Solomonov, the award-winning Philadelphia restaurateur who was the first Israeli-born recipient of a James Beard Award, has joined the advisory council of an Israeli culinary school set to open in 2021.

Solomonov announced he was becoming the inaugural member of the school’s advisory council at a press conference in New York last week alongside Lior Lev Sercarz, an Israeli chef involved in the project.

Both...

Molly Yeh’s Apple Cider Brisket: A treat for brunch, too

By MOLLY YEH

This slow-cooked brisket is featured on season 4 of Molly Yeh’s Food Network show “Girl Meets Farm,” which captures her life on a sugar beet farm. Flavored with apple cider and maple syrup, it embraces Rosh Hashanah food traditions and, best of all, can be enjoyed at any time of day.

Serve with carrot hash with eggs and pesto for a decadent brunch, as seen on “Girl...

Why cold soups are really Jewish

By SUSAN BAROCAS

When my 7-year-old son and I traveled to Budapest in 2002, we arrived at my friend Katalin’s flat at 11 a.m. It was already over 90 degrees F. and there was no air conditioning. We could barely make it up the five flights after some 30 hours of travel, but of course we were hungry.

Katalin, the daughter of Holocaust survivors who returned to Budapest after World...

Here are 6 favorite Jewish foods you should stop eating

By ALIX WALL

With summer barbecue season finally here, Americans everywhere will be firing up their grills and feasting on their favorite foods.

But many of our culinary indulgences come with a cost. We’re not just talking about foods that are overly salty, fatty and sugary. There are foods that actually raise your risk for developing cancer — including some much-loved American Jewish classics.

“You want to have a diet...

Chinese-Jewish chef Molly Yeh is nominated for an Emmy

(JTA) — Chinese-Jewish chef Molly Yeh was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for best culinary host for her show “Girl Meets Farm.”

In an Instagram post, Yeh wrote that she is “completely verklempt” to be nominated.

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completely verklempt to be nominated for an emmy!!! ???? i am in the category of best culinary...

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 of her identity.

“I got really scared that if I became Jewish, it would overshadow the Japanese parts of myself,...

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 our house. One is smoked salmon with cream cheese and vegetables on an everything bagel. This menu is a riff...

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 milk.

What you might not know is that Oreos are just a copycat of Hydrox, a sandwich cookie first sold...

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 57 from pancreatic cancer, leveraged that truism into a career that not only established him as one of the great...