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Thanksgiving by mom, updated

By Judy Zeidler

3 days ago

Rhubarb Preserves. Photo by Dan Kacvinski. Food preparation and styling by Judy Zeidler

The Thanksgiving holiday is the perfect time to invite family and friends to celebrate an American tradition with a home-cooked feast. The essential elements are turkey, stuffing, gravy,... read full article

  • A cup of joy at Aharon Coffee

    by Jessica Ritz

    2 weeks ago

    Although Aharon Vaknin is relatively new to the business of coffee, he is long familiar with its rituals and traditions. “My first cup of coffee I ever made was when I was 8 years old,” he recalled. “One time, my cousin came to visit, and nobody was there except me, so Moroccan...

  • Israelis growing hungry for vegan diet

    by Ben Sales, JTA

    October 15, 2014 | 2:14 pm

    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.

    That was back in February, before Nana Shrier, the owner of the hip Tel Aviv bar and restaurant...

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

    by Jessica Ritz

    October 14, 2014 | 10:48 am

    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,...

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  • 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.   

    ...
  • 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....

  • 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...

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