It’s 5 o’clock, and you’re leaving the office in search of some post-work libations and snacks before dinner. You could go the traditional happy hour route — where you’re limited to a few drinks and small bites within a short window of time — or you could up the ante and visit a Japanese izakaya.
An odd, beautiful and persnickety citrus fruit has its big moment during the Jewish fall festival of Sukkot. But then what do you do with it?
“There’s a social-action part of being a Jew, where you’re supposed to do something good in the world,” Dinberg explains. “Farming allows me to do that—care for the earth, be a partner with God, provide opportunities for people through good food.”
The Bay Area is known as one of the country’s premier dining destinations, unless you keep kosher. For those who observe Jewish dietary laws, it’s not so great. But things are slowly improving.
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.