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Israelis growing hungry for vegan diet

by Ben Sales, JTA

2 weeks ago

Popular foods like falafel have gained Israel an international reputation as a vegan-friendly country. (Orel Cohen/Flash90)JTA

The music pounded, the liquor flowed, dancers filled the floor and khinkali meat dumplings and kababi skewers — staples of traditional Georgian cuisines — sat on almost every table.

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  • Sounds, tastes of Middle East, North Africa converge at Clockshop in L.A.

    by Jessica Ritz

    2 weeks ago

    How does one spark meaningful dialogue about complex Arab and Jewish Diasporic communities and help bring them to life thousands of miles away from their places of origin? Clockshop, an arts and cultural programming nonprofit organization, is turning to the powerful tools of music,...

  • What Roy Choi can teach the Jews

    By Rob Eshman

    October 1, 2014 | 11:12 am

    I was sitting in Commissary, Roy Choi’s new restaurant on the pool deck of the Line Hotel in Koreatown, thinking about the secret of Choi’s success. 

    It was my fourth time in the restaurant in the hotel Choi helped resurrect out of the dry bones of an abandoned Radisson.   

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  • Flavors of Israel from Atalya’s Kitchen

    by Atalya Ein Mor

    October 1, 2014 | 10:52 am

    Is there such a thing as Israeli cuisine? Of course there is! Israeli cuisine is an extraordinarily rich mixture of foods from Jewish communities all over the world. 

    When I look at the cultures that have influenced me, I realize their foods have similarities to Israeli cuisine....

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  • Kosher wine can taste good. Just ask the brothers of Shirah Wine Co.

    By Jared Sichel

    September 18, 2014 | 11:52 am

    Vintners Gabriel and Shimon Weiss, the co-founders of Shirah Wine Co., don’t even attempt to hide their true nature: They are geeks — wine geeks.

    But as Gabriel and his brother pointed out while they opened a bottle from their Vintage White line, a blend of viognier and grenache...

  • 11th Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Settle for bad kosher wine

    By Jeff Smith

    September 18, 2014 | 11:42 am

    Being a Wine Snob can be a burden at times. The expression is a mild pejorative that I wear as a badge of honor. We Wine Snobs don’t think we’re better than other people — the unwashed multitudes buying their screw-cap bottles with pictures of colorful animals on the labels in the...

  • The Kosher Palate sets up shop in South Bay

    by Sarah Rogozen

    September 17, 2014 | 1:27 pm

    When Michele Grant was scouting locations for T.K.P. Provisions, her new kosher restaurant and specialty foods shop, she looked at several neighborhoods with established kosher scenes and large Orthodox populations.

    But customers of her food truck, The Kosher Palate, kept telling...

  • Recipe: The time of year to get your fill of kreplach

    By Judy Zeidler

    September 17, 2014 | 1:08 pm

    I am always impressed by the fact that food plays such an important role during the holiest of Jewish holidays, and kreplach — dough wrapped around meat and boiled, fried or baked — is certainly one of these dishes. Traditionally, it is served between Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New...

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