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Rabbi's Dig Into The "Test-Tube Burger"

Is the first lab-produced burger kosher, or even parve? Could the era of the kosher cheeseburger be upon us?

08/12/2013
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For kosher carnivores, news of the world’s first “test-tube burger” prompted daydreams of forbidden fare. Think sizzling strips of kosher bacon grown from the cells of a pig, or a kosher, all-beef slider topped with melted cheese.

Could this be kosher someday soon? Fotolia

Happy 125th!

At birthday dinner, famous chefs put a new spin on Katz's classics.

06/03/2013
Food & Wine Editor
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It’s moments like last Friday night at Katz’s Delicatessen that validate my reasons for moving to New York.  

I’ve always been fascinated by American history and one of the things I appreciate most about New York, having moved here almost two years ago from the California Bay Area, is its age. When I came to Katz’s Shabbat dinner to celebrate its 125th anniversary, I couldn’t help but admire the deli’s ability to maintain its old-fashioned charm in the middle of this modern metropolis.

The deli’s enduring legacy comes from its ability to adapt to change while also maintaining its traditions. Each of the four courses at the Friday night feast reflected this balance of old and new.

Katz's strikes a balance between old and new. Richard Koek
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"Chicken-in-a-pot." Photo courtesy Richard Koek
Kung Pao Pastrami. Photo courtesy Richard Koek
Sarabeth's lemony cheesecakes. Photo courtesy Richard Koek

Planting Jewish Roots

A Bay Area nonprofit is planning the nation's largest urban Jewish farm.

05/28/2013
Food & Wine Editor
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An urban Jewish community farm operating on leased California land can finally take root in a permanent home.

More land means more organizational growth for Urban Adamah. Fotolia
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