Tag: Jewish

The Birth And Afterlife Of Israel’s Precious Etrog Fruit

The Birth And Afterlife Of Israel’s Precious Etrog Fruit

| October 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

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?

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Beyond The Kibbutz: A Jewish Farm Renaissance

Beyond The Kibbutz: A Jewish Farm Renaissance

| September 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

“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.”

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Newcomers Enhance Bay Area’s Small Kosher Dining Scene

Newcomers Enhance Bay Area’s Small Kosher Dining Scene

| September 8, 2014 | 2 Comments

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.

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This Year, Try Making Your Own DIY Matzo for Passover

This Year, Try Making Your Own DIY Matzo for Passover

| April 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

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.

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Banning Traditional Animal Slaughter, Denmark Stokes Religous Ire

Banning Traditional Animal Slaughter, Denmark Stokes Religous Ire

| April 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

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.

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Quinoa Is Kosher For Passover, But Mom May Not Approve

Quinoa Is Kosher For Passover, But Mom May Not Approve

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.”

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Rosh Hashanah Recipes, Kosher and Gluten-Free, from The Modern Menu and Nosh on This

Rosh Hashanah Recipes, Kosher and Gluten-Free, from The Modern Menu and Nosh on This

| September 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Shorty Goldstein’s: A New Jewish Deli in San Francisco’s FiDi

Shorty Goldstein’s: A New Jewish Deli in San Francisco’s FiDi

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.

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Family Keeps Jewish Soulfood Alive At New York ‘Appetizing’ Store

Family Keeps Jewish Soulfood Alive At New York ‘Appetizing’ Store

| March 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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First Fruits Salad for Shavuot

First Fruits Salad for Shavuot

Dairy is the go-to ingredient for the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, celebrated this year on May 26, but Stephanie Rosenbaum explores other options, including a First Fruits Salad, barley dishes and a non-dairy cheesecake.

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On the Plate with Wise Sons Jewish Deli

On the Plate with Wise Sons Jewish Deli

| February 24, 2012 | 1 Comment

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.

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Passover: Food + Cocktails + Bay Area Restaurants

Passover: Food + Cocktails + Bay Area Restaurants

Passover recipe picks from cocktails to cupcakes, plus restaurants around the Bay Area offering Passover-inspired menus this week.

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Wise Sons Pop-Up Deli

Wise Sons Pop-Up Deli

Wise Sons, a pop-up Jewish deli, arrives on Valencia Street, ready to spearhead the schmaltz revolution one Reuben at a time.

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Borscht for Chanukah

Borscht for Chanukah

| November 28, 2010 | 1 Comment

Thanksgiving is over, and now, in just a few days, Chanukah will be upon us. To go with your latkes, Stephanie Rosenbaum offers up her recipe for healthy, delicious winter borscht.

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