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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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Food

Former Staff Accuse Acclaimed L.A. Sqirl Restaurant of Serving Moldy Jam to Customers

"The moldy jam was a daily concern," said a former Sqirl pastry chef.

Simply Splendid Summer Salads

Christopher Columbus set sail in August 1492, three days after the deadline set by the Alhambra Decree for the expulsion or forced conversion of...

Could This Mediterranean Takeout Brand Named for an Arabic Israeli TV Show Be the Restaurant of the Future?

The menu in some ways is an homage to the restaurant’s television namesake.

The History and Heavenly Delights of Baklava

The Greeks and Turks argue over who can lay claim to the origins of baklava.

What is Jewish American Food? Culinary Experts Explain.

As American-Jewish society becomes harder to define, so does its food culture.

3-D Printed Steaks? An Israeli Startup Will Test Them Out in High-End Restaurants.

The product has a 95 percent smaller environmental impact than producing actual beef.

America the Beautiful: Fourth of July Grill

I was born in Casablanca, Morocco. Fearing rising anti-Semitism, my family moved to Los Angeles in 1973. I was 8 years old and I...

The Best Tunisian Tuna Sandwich

Imagine a crusty demi-baguette smeared with rusty red harissa, layered with flakes of tuna, and slices of egg and potato.

Shakshuka: The Breakfast of Kings

The bright azure and gentle waves of the Mediterranean beckon from beyond the floor-to-ceiling windows but there is a more tempting challenge from where...

Corona-Quarantined and Hungry? Travel and Eat Vicariously With Phil Rosenthal

During these times of isolation and not going to restaurants, Phil Rosenthal’s globe-hopping Netflix series “Somebody Feed Phil” is a tasty treat for those...

A Savory Shavuot Feast With a Sweet Finale

It was a sacred tradition. We would load up our minivans with lots and lots of food and our kids and head to the...

The Amazing Delights of Mezze

With its colorful array of brightly colored salads, savory dips, exotic finger foods and freshly baked breads, the mezze (or maza) is a feast...

Foodies Across the Country Are Showing Up for Virtual ‘Great Big Jewish Food Festival’

Whether you grew up eating cholent, matzo ball soup or noodle kugel, The Great Big Jewish Food Festival, which will run online, at jewishfoodfest.org, aims to...

How To Create Easy Quarantine Pizza

At first, the idea of staying home for a week or longer to prevent the spread of the coronavirus seemed like a new adventure....

In Times of Uncertainty, Try Drinking Tea

Americans are brewing tea. In this time of change and uncertainty, creating a tea ritual is the perfect way to enhance our physical and...

Galette Recipes We Got From Our Mamas

Someone wise once said, “Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.” Rachel’s turn: With time, I see how the lessons that...

Am Yisrael Chai Falafel Fest

Is any Israeli Independence Day celebration complete without falafel? Well, not for Israelis who celebrate with a “mangal,” a Middle  Eastern-style outdoor grilling feast. But for...

Jewish-Italian Family Tiramisu Business Finds New Life During Pandemic

Giovanni Bolla is a master of the art of tiramisu, the Italian dessert featuring coffee-dipped ladyfingers and mascarpone cream. Like most small business operators,...

The Mediterranean Sunshine in a Jar that Boosts Immune System

Our group of young friends was enjoying Shabbat lunch alfresco. Rachel was a newlywed and already proving to be an amazing cook and hostess. I...

Sunny-Side Up: Egg Recipes Packed With Sephardic Flavor

Moroccan megina, Tunisian ma’akoud, Spanish tortilla, Persian ku’kuu, Iraqi aj’a, frittata. Whatever you call it, there’s nothing more delicious than eggs enhanced with sautéed...

Recipes for Mimouna, The Moroccan Celebration of Spring

The mimouna table overflows with sweet treats like orange jam, eggplant jam, marzipan, meringues and, of course, the famous moufleta, crepes served with butter and honey.

A Whole New Charoset Ball Game

In the Song of Songs, an allegory of the love between God and Israel, King Solomon extols the fruit of the land — apples,...

4 Sephardic Recipes for ‘Safer at Home’ Passover Seder

Passover is one of the most cherished dates of the Jewish calendar. It is a celebration of our redemption from slavery in Egypt to freedom...

I Get By With a Little Charoset From My Friends

This year for Passover, I’m thrilled to share some traditional recipes from an Israeli friend, Hedva Amrani, which we’ll include at our seder. Amrani is...

The Cauliflower Cult

Cauliflower is having a moment. The cruciferous darling of the culinary scene is starring on restaurant menus all over the world — and Israeli chefs...

Yemenite Soup: How to Make a Great Comfort Food

Many years ago, there was an authentic Yemenite restaurant on Pico Boulevard. At the Magic Carpet, you could order the crispiest malawach, the freshest salads...

Sephardic Purim Gifts of Food

For our grandmothers, Purim didn’t mean matching mishloach manot to the theme of the family Purim costumes. Or a basket filled with Israeli wafers,...

Shabbat Stew Two Ways: Moroccan Dafina and Iraqi T’bit

In the five years that SEC FOOD (a project of the Sephardic Educational Center) has been featured on Facebook, our posts on Moroccan Dafina...

How to Cook the Ultimate Jewish Chicken Soup (with Bok Choy)

There’s no substitute for homemade chicken soup at any time but particularly when sick. This is the soup I make when I’m under the weather....

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Ilhan Omar Endorsed by Nancy Pelosi as Opponent Raises Millions

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, lent her considerable weight to the reelection bid of Rep. Ilhan...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized for Suspected Infection

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized with a suspected infection. A Supreme Court statement said Ginsburg, 87, “is resting...

Israelis May Be Limited to Spending High Holidays With Nuclear Family, Report Says

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Health Ministry is considering ordering Israelis to limit their Rosh Hashanah celebrations to only their nuclear families, an Israeli newspaper...

ADL Hosts Discussion on Passage of Georgia Hate Crime Law

In a July 10 Zoom webinar, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) discussed how Georgia was able pass and have signed into law its recent hate...

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