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Bacon Doughnuts at Traif

Josh Ozersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky


How Traif Came to Williamsburg

Josh Ozersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky

Chef Jason Marcus of Traif demos his psychedelic foie gras, eggs, hot sauce, and maple gastrique, and also tells a memorable story about a rogue hasid...

Meat, greet, eat

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ellen Snortland

It helps to have a personal relationship with your next meal Sitting down to supper as a 4-year-old, I recall my sisters' ardent concerns about who w...

No-Fuss Pickled Green Tomatoes

Meathead | Posted 12.17.2011 | Home

If you love the crunchy, thick walled, salty, sour, spicy, herbaceous treats like I do, wait til you see how easy they are to make. This technique is almost foolproof.

Sustainable Food, Sustainable Faith

Ari Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ari Hart

Food is now largely produced by huge corporate, industrialized farms hundreds or thousands of miles away from consumers. As our relationship to food dramatically changes, faith traditions are speaking up.

Eating Out of the Trash... It's Not Easy to Be Green.

Yisrael Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Yisrael Campbell

Well, it finally happened, I ate a sandwich out of a trashcan. It was inevitable really, considering how I've lived my life.

Adam Montefiore: A Driven Passion for the Wines of Israel

Brad Haskel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brad Haskel

He always told me, "Never forget Israel." He, being Adam Montefiore, and his passion for his adopted country, and the wines they produce, left a lasting impression on me.

Morimoto: Kosher Butcher?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"Iron Chef" Masaharu Morimoto tried his hand at koshery butchery last night, butchering a full tuna and rolling sushi with the help of Rabbi Yonah Met...

Does a Kosher Butcher's Fraud Mandate a Life Sentence?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The largest kosher meat plant in the country employing hundreds of illegal immigrants? These are serious charges that go against both terrestrial and celestial law.

What Would Jesus Do? Ask the Flight Attendant

Yisrael Campbell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Yisrael Campbell

Confronted with the idea of "What would Jesus Do?" Well, I'll tell you what Jesus wouldn't do. He wouldn't fight me the whole flight for the use of the entire armrest.

Indoor Pulled Pork

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

Making pork butt for pulled pork doesn't require that much hands-on attention, but it does call for a massive chunk of time.

Georgia Removes Orthodox Dominance On Kosher Labeling

Religion News Service | By Nicole Neroulias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service (RNS) Prompted by an ACLU lawsuit, Georgia has repealed its religious food labeling law and replaced it wit...

The NYC Jewish Delicatessen: A Dying Breed's Secrets to Survival (Video)

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

Meet Jay Parker, owner of Ben's Best Delicatessen, a third generation deli owner in Rego Park, Queens -- and one of the last remaining Kosher delis in New York City.

Court Forces Hispanic Catholic Woman To Follow Orthodox Jewish Rules (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Laura Derbigney tries to bring a little of her Hispanic upbringing into her family life. "I like to shop at Hispanic-owned stores," she said. "I make...

Halal Phobia in France

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

In France, Islamophobia is reaching new heights. A French town recently filed a complaint against a fast food chain because the restaurant now prepares burgers from halal meat.

Answering to a Higher Authority: Ethics and the Kosher Butcher

Elissa Altman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elissa Altman

How could New Square Meats, which is itself affiliated with the Skver Hasidim, so obviously flout not only the religious dietary laws that they are supposed to be adhering to, but government regulations as well?

Was Jesus a Vegetarian?

Kamran Pasha | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kamran Pasha

After lengthy research, I have become convinced that Jesus Christ himself was in all likelihood a vegetarian, and that vegetarianism was probably a central tenet of the early Christian community.

Why I (Sometimes) Don't Wear A Kipah*

Menachem Kaiser | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Menachem Kaiser

Open, visible identification with any group whose rules and/or opinions are stated or implicitly assumed is a responsibility, or, conversely, a burden.

KOSHER COKE Flying Off The Shelves! | LILY FU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Those celebrating Passover aren't the only ones buying up the kosher versions of Coke at grocery stores. Plenty others are scooping them up because Pa...

Too Expensive and Lonely to be Jewish

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The two most urgent priorities of the American Jewish community are making Jewish life more affordable and fixing the broken Jewish dating scene.

The Kosher Sutra: Recapturing Lost Sexual Desire

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Relationship experts agree that building desire is fundamental, but many make the mistake of believing that becoming more physically attractive is the key to becoming more sexually desirable.

An Expat Thanksgiving

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

As many pre-prepared Thanksgiving dishes are not readily available abroad, I have begun finding inventive ways to make stuffing, corn bread and a number of Thanksgiving dishes.

Worker Abuse At Nation's Biggest Kosher Slaughterhouse Prompts Ethics Debate

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — Very little goes unexamined in the kosher world. From meat and poultry to the coating on vegetables and the ingredients in mouthwash...

America's Middle Class Needs Right to Bargain, Secure Contracts -- Like CEOs Have

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

When uninsured Wal-Mart workers get sick, American taxpayers foot the bill. They pay for coverage through Medicaid, the health insurance plan for the poor. That's what the Walton family, which owns Wal-Mart, banks on.