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Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food

Roz Warren | Posted 07.01.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Food writer and self-proclaimed "knish scholar" Laura Silver has written a history of the iconic potato pie she calls "the Jewish soul food," just in time for International Knish Week, which begins on May 5th.

Nationwide Knish Shortage After Factory Fire

AP | FRANK ELTMAN AND VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

COPIAGUE, N.Y. (AP) -- A fire at a factory billed as the world's biggest maker of knishes has created nationwide shock and oy for those who can't seem...

Knishes: Not Just For Potatoes Anymore

Posted 04.09.2013 | Taste

You won't believe some of the knish fillings we rounded up for you today.

The Knish Lives In Israel

Laura Silver | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Laura Silver

Israel, on my first visit in 1994, was teeming pitas, tomato-and-cucumber breakfasts and fresh-squeezed Jerusalem juices. Still, I could not find a cornerstone of my culinary upbringing.

Notes from a Kickstarter Campaign

Laura Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laura Silver

A month until Thanksgiving and already I'm brimming with gratitude. Thirty days, $5,000 and 70 backers. The magic and the mania of my Kickstarter cam...

Japanese-Jew Doesn't "Oy Veh" So Much Since Obama

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

Since Obama has become president, I feel comfortable as the multiracial shikseh that I am, and am engaging in thoughtful conversations about my heritage and background, without self-deprecation.

Obama makes Multi-Racial Americans more Accepted

Francesca Biller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francesca Biller

As a Japanese-Jew, I have historically used self deprecating humor at my own expense as a way to explain and defend to others who I was and to feel ac...