Chances are you live a stone’s throw away from a Thai restaurant in your neighborhood, and you’ve got a go-to local favorite for pad thai. These days I often find myself traveling north of Berkeley, where there’s quite a few wonderful Thai eateries clustered in Albany, El Cerrito and San Pablo locales.
Homemade matzo isn’t complicated, but it does come with a set of rules for keeping it kosher. Want to try making it for Passover this year? Kate Williams will show you how.
The country’s move to require animals to be stunned before being killed is seen by some as an affront to religious methods of slaughter. But now Jews and Muslims are working together to protest it.
The Orthodox arbiters of kosher inspected quinoa fields in the mountains of Peru and Bolivia. And now for the first time, they’ve given their Passover seal of approval to the ancient “pseudo-cereal.”
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, comes extra-early this year. Need some inspiration for your holiday cooking? Stephanie Rosenbaum reviews two new Jewish cookbooks–one kosher, one gluten-free–and offers recipes for Best Brisket and Gluten-Free Pumpkin Honey Bread.
Salted caramel egg creams? Fresh albacore tuna salad? Michael Siegel, formerly a chef at Betelnut, gets back to his roots, San Francisco-style, at his new FiDi deli, Shorty Goldstein’s. Stephanie Rosenbaum reports back on a pair of recent visits.
When it opened its name alone made it different, advertising the shared ownership of the family’s daughters, instead of sons. Today, the shop, which specializes in smoked fish, continues to thrive.
Much ado has been made of the new permanent home of Wise Sons — the only Jewish deli in San Francisco worth eating. But while the excitement of the experience has tongues wagging what has not been fully explored is the uncompromising heritage and quality of the food.
Most Passover recipe features tend to focus almost exclusively on the Big Event of the Seder dinner, forgetting that there are eight days of breakfasts and lunches to get through after the soup and brisket. Since grains, flours, and leavening are the big no-no’s during the holiday, baking Jews like myself must get creative once the charm of the matzoh wears off around day 3.