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Food

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...

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. Even though I wasn’t allowed to eat sugar cereals or drink most kinds of juice boxes, there were a few...

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 and mint, respectively. While the drink may have originated elsewhere in the Middle East, it’s an Israeli advertising agency that...

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 am cosmic” (which you are semi-forced to say out loud as written). Those dishes might include heirloom grains, fermented vegetables,...

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 Jewish Israelis of Middle Eastern descent.

Ray (who isn’t Jewish) sparked the debate last week — likely without meaning to...