Monday, August 10, 2020


Jessica Ritz


A Confluence of Food and Art in Los Angeles

The citywide monthlong current: LA Food triennial is here, with more than 75 free events and 15 commissioned installations in public parks in 15...

A Culinary Conduit in Vienna

On a summer day in Vienna with the heat soaring above 90 degrees, cooking instructor Maschi Mermelstein-Stössel changes her original plan to bake challah...

Mizlala Chef Puts a Twist on Family Legacy

The lunch rush is quieting down during a weekday afternoon at Mizlala in Sherman Oaks. The restaurant’s casual, intimate space contrasts with the steady...

From Maryland to ‘Delicious Israel’

Authoritatively positioned behind a counter at Burekas Panso in the heart of Tel Aviv’s historic Levinsky Market, Inbal Baum cuts up a plate of...

Factor’s Famous Deli Celebrates Turning 70

“If you take care of this place, it will always take care of you.” Those are the words the late Herman Markowitz used to say...

Feast Your Eyes on Some ‘Bread & Salt’

At UCLA Hillel’s Gindi Gallery, Beverly Bialik’s playful sculpture of an oversized baked potato practically bursts with cartoony scallions and a pale yellow stack...

Rosh Hashanah recipes from Chef Ari Kolender

Chef Ari Kolendar has a few favorite, hearty fall dishes his maternal grandmother used to make at Rosh Hashanah for their large family in...

In touch with his roots, Chef Ari Kolender branches out with new café

Chef Ari Kolender has deep roots in the South and its cultural traditions, but he has embraced California cuisine and its emphasis on seasonal...

Nic Adler weds music festivals with delicious food

On Day One of Arroyo Seco Weekend, a massive music festival held recently on the grounds outside of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, culinary...

Cheers to L.A. from Tel Aviv’s King of Cocktails

Yuval Soffer is a mixologist on a mission. We met up earlier this year at La Otra bar and restaurant in Tel Aviv, located...

There’s a California chef making waves in the Mahane Yehuda district

“We have mole, Baruch HaShem,” chef Todd Aarons said after dashing into his restaurant’s kashrut kitchen to check on the status of the complex...

Chef finds mental health is recipe for success

The emotionally intense chef is a well-worn trope at this point. Gordon Ramsay’s outbursts are the stuff of legend — and ratings — while...

Fleishik’s is ‘Beastie Boys of sandwich shops’

“It’s Chasids and hipsters,” chef and restaurateur Eric Greenspan says about his newest restaurant, Fleishik’s. “This is a meeting place in the best way.” Greenspan’s...

Chefs fine-tune Middle Eastern cuisine at Kismet

Things really came together for chefs Sarah Hymanson and Sara Kramer to open Kismet restaurant in Los Feliz. The New York City transplants, included...

Chinese-Jewish link thrives at Genghis Cohen

To those unfamiliar with Genghis Cohen, the restaurant and performance venue, its name can prompt a lot of questions.

Recipes: The essence of Ashkenazic cuisine

A spate of Jewish cookbooks have hit the marketplace in recent years to address various niches and interests in diasporic cuisine.

Serving up a taste of New York whenever you need it

Izzy Freeman has run his namesake deli in Santa Monica for 42 years, but one of his career highlights is pure Hollywood: getting the business immortalized on camera in three episodes of Larry David’s HBO show “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

With Wexler’s, L.A. elevates its deli ‘A-game’

Traditional deli food is enjoying a national renaissance: New York City is home to Mile End Deli and Sadelle’s. Washington, D.C., has DGS. San Franciscans continue to embrace Wise Sons, and Portland, Ore., boasts Kenny and Zuke’s.

Cake Monkey: Making a show-stealing babka

Eight years is plenty of time to develop solid products and to know your audience.

Latest news

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Jewish Congressional Candidate Alex Morse Faces Allegations of Inappropriate Relationships

He argued that his relationships were consensual but acknowledged that he has "to be cognizant of my position of power."

Israeli Protesters in L.A. Call on Netanyahu to Resign

45 Israeli Americans gathered outside the Israeli consulate building on Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood, calling on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign.

Former Major League Player Cody Decker Says Anti-Semitism Is ‘Rampant’ in Pro Baseball

"I hate every half-measure response Major League Baseball always makes.”

President Trump Reportedly Lashed out at Sheldon Adelson, One of His Biggest Donors

Trump was reportedly angry that Adelson wasn't donating more.