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A reminder: Don’t pass over the post-seder meals

by Helen Nash, JTA

April 7, 2014 | 2:47 pm

Halibut Ceviche serves as an alternative to gefilte fish for an appetizer or light lunch. (Courtesy Helen Nash)

Planning Passover meals is always a wonderful challenge. For the seders, most of us focus on traditional family recipes because they are tried and proven, and because everyone likes them... read full article

  • Infusing roasted meats with Mediterranean flair

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 2, 2014 | 2:29 pm

    On a recent Monday afternoon, chef Todd Aarons was mixing ground rib-eye beef that he had aged as much as 28 days in his custom aging box at 26 Restaurant, Aarons’ high-end kosher meat restaurant in Pico-Robertson. Pastrami was in the smoker, and a pastry chef was lighting the...

  • Wexler’s artisan-style deli to open in Grand Central Market

    by Jessica Ritz

    March 20, 2014 | 11:51 am

    In a cover story last year for this publication, I lamented the lack of a contemporary, artisan-style deli in Los Angeles. While the deli scene in this city appears to be robust, we still need food entrepreneurs and chefs willing to shake up the status quo, much like what’s been...

  • L.A.‘s Jewish food scene keeps on trucking

    by Jessica Ritz

    March 12, 2014 | 12:57 pm

    In the years since the food-truck scene took off in Los Angeles, nearly every culinary niche has been represented. Jewish food and kosher specialties have been finding their way to eager, hungry crowds in new corners of the city via the Canter’s Truck, the Reuben Truck, The Kosher...

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  • Celebrate Queen Esther with chocolate

    By Judy Zeidler

    March 12, 2014 | 11:50 am

    Queen Esther, the heroine of the Purim tale, was quite a woman. Not only did she outwit the evil Haman and save the entire Jewish population of Persia, she did it all as a vegetarian. According to tradition, when she moved into the palace, she became quite a party girl but limited...

  • Cooking up romance

    By Elana Horwich

    February 13, 2014 | 2:42 pm

    In the United States, it’s hard to find a man who is even moderately comfortable in the kitchen. Even if I were to switch teams and start dating women, it’s possible I wouldn’t have much better luck.

    What a shame, because cooking together creates romance and heightens intimacy....

  • New law mandates proper labeling for kosher foods going to pantries

    JTA

    February 11, 2014 | 1:07 pm

    Kosher and halal meals going to food pantries must be tracked and labeled as such under a new federal law.

    An amendment to the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act enacted last week mandates the tracking and labeling by the Department of Agriculture.

    The...

  • Broth of a nation

    Yvona Fast

    January 17, 2014 | 2:09 pm

    When you're tired, sick, and grumpy, coughing, sneezing, with a stuffy head and scratchy throat, there's nothing more comforting than a hot, steaming bowl of homemade chicken soup. 

    There must be something to it because chicken soup is common fare worldwide. The poor, who can't...

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