On the evening of Friday, June 13th, a diverse group of Jews will gather together at sunset to break bread and celebrate Shabbat. There will be baked chicken, fluffy rice, and steaming-hot potatoes, as well as elegantly braided challahs and plenty of wine.
There was something for everyone at the tenth annual Limmud NY conference last weekend: from guided meditation to bluegrass music to late-night improv, this year’s three-day gathering devoted to Jewish learning in all its facets filled the Stamford, Conn. Hilton Hotel with rabbis, scholars, historians, and… foodies.
Just as hip chefs love to subvert classic dishes, so did the participants at this week's Hazon Food Conference take a careful look at the "New Jewish Food Movement" that the conference helped birth and has supported over the seven years of its existence.
It’s easy to feel like you really know Adam Goldberg. He’s warm and funny. He asks questions with genuine interest and listens attentively. Having a conversation with him quickly makes you feel like you’re talking to an old friend. Another reason it’s easy to feel like you know him is because, if you’ve seen ABC’s hit sitcom, “The Goldbergs,” which he writes and produces, you’ve had an inside look at his 1980s childhood in the Philadelphia suburb of Jenkintown, Pa.
At a glance, that Askinosie chocolate bar sitting on the shelf at Eli’s Manhattan looks a lot like all the other organic, small-batch foodstuffs so in vogue these days. But the Askinosie product has a far richer backstory than your average pricey, artisanal sweet — starting with the heksher.