Gefilteria Gets Kosher Seal In Time For Rosh HaShanah

08/27/2012 - 20:00
Associate Editor

It could have been a Yiddish curse for religiously observant foodies: May your gefilte fish become upscale, artisanal and hip ... but not be certified kosher.

That’s what happened this spring, when much-buzzed-about gourmet versions of the classic Ashkenazi dish began appearing around New York.

Gefilte fish is going upscale without forgetting its kosher roots.

Jews And Muslims Rally For Kosher, Halal Food In NYC Public Schools

09/07/2016 - 10:05

NEW YORK (JTA) — Muslim and Jewish students rallied with lawmakers in support of a bill that would provide kosher and halal food options in New York City public schools.

New York City Hall (iStock)

What We Talk About When We Talk About the Menu

05/12/2016 - 09:44
Special To The Jewish Week

Erica Brown’s column, “Exclusion On The Menu” deeply resonated with me – well, at least the shared experience did. I, too, have felt very weird and different for keeping a strict form of kosher in many different settings, including Jewish ones.

Rabbi Aaron Potek. Via

A Babka Monopoly?

One Williamsburg bakery secretly dominates the New York dessert circuit.

07/13/2015 - 20:00

In the chocolate-cinnamon rivalry, you’ve probably come to think of the latter as the “lesser babka,” thanks to the "Seinfeld" episode, "Dinner Party." In New York, however, the two varieties of babka are equally popular: among non-Jews, anyway. Chocolate is the clear favorite in Jewish circles, with the exception of the winter holiday season, when cinnamon creeps up to the number one slot.

The ubiquitous Green's babka is a staple in many a kosher home. Courtesy of Green's Bakery

Kosher BBQ Fires Up In Crown Heights

07/07/2015 - 20:00

Izzy’s BBQ Addiction, the long-awaited kosher smokehouse in Crown Heights, is finally open for service.

Owner Sruly Eidelman slices some of his smoked meat at Izzy’s BBQ Addiction in Crown Heights.  Hannah Dreyfus/JW

Kosher Foodies Find Community At Annual Potluck

Kim Kushner of “The Modern Menu” and "The New Kosher" hosted fellow kosher bloggers for an evening of food and friendship.

07/01/2015 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

At the head of a long table set with wooden dishes and lime green accents, kosher food blogger and author of “The Modern Menu” Kim Kushner raised her glass of wine, her name and Twitter handle written in neat script around the rim, and toasted her guests.

“I saw all of these beautiful, smart, independent women,” she said, “and I thought, ‘Why not actually meet them’”?

Kosher BBQ Fires Up In Crown Heights

Long-awaited smokehouse already attracting crowds.

06/30/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Izzy’s BBQ Addiction, the long-awaited kosher smokehouse in Crown Heights, is finally open for service.

'Orange Is The New Black' Gets A Jewish Convert

10 amusing Jewish stereotypes In 'Orange Is The New Black' (warning: contains spoilers)

06/15/2015 - 20:00
Blueprint Editor

Getting a kosher meal on an airplane is an option; getting a kosher meal in prison is enough reason to convert to Judaism.

Israeli Soldier’s Ham Sandwich Nearly Lands Him In Military Prison

06/02/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem -  A U.S.-born Israeli soldier who brought a ham sandwich to his army base was initially sentenced to 11 days in a military prison before a media frenzy prompted the Israel Defense Forces to drop all disciplinary measures.

Let My Pantry Go

Paula Shoyer’s ‘New Passover Menu’ strives for liberation from perceived culinary slavery.

03/23/2015 - 20:00

For those who feel that Passover cooking can be as restrictive as their ancestors’ enslavement in Egypt, pastry chef and author Paula Shoyer says her new book “has arrived to set you free.”

Paula Shoyer
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